18th October 05:18 PM
Local oratory competition winner tells the world how climate change is affecting us
By Iva Danford
Friday 10/11/2017
Shalvi Shakshi from Nasarawaqa Primary School in Bua at COP 23

Stop cutting down trees, but plant one tree a day.

This is the strong message by the 10-year-old Shalvi Shakshi from Nasarawaqa Primary School in Bua who has called for more action on climate change at the Climate Action Studio at the COP 23 Bonn Zone in Germany.

Shakshi is one of the two oratory competition winners that are both in Bonn Germany with their parents and are involved in various events of COP 23.

Also at the COP 23 is 12-year old Timoci Naulu-sala of Naivicula District School in Tailevu.

Shalvi Shakshi from Nasarawaqa Primary School in Bua and Timoci Naulusala from Naivicula District School in Tailevu who both won the oratory competition held in Fiji this year.

Shakshi says climate change affects us all and this has been happening for years.

She says she is in Bonn to show her forceful support of COP 23 as Pacific island countries are the most affected by climate change.

Shakshi says Fiji suffered a lot from Tropical Cyclone Winston because of climate change.

Meanwhile the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa officially launched the Virtual Reality videos of  'Young Fijians on the Front Lines of Climate Change' at the COP23 ‑ Bonn Zone.

Vuniwaqa says that whatever is decided at  OP 23 needs to be grounded at a community perspective.

She says the videos that have been launched reflects the way climate change can affect any area that we live in.

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