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Just Play makes history on Rakahanga

Monday October 02, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports
Participants in the Just Play programme on Rakahanga. 17092925 Participants in the Just Play programme on Rakahanga. 17092925

The island of Rakahanga made history earlier this month as they became the first northern group island to receive the Just Play programme.


Eight teachers and community group volunteers participated in the two-day training course which took place on Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14, involving theory, interactive activities and practical sessions.

The community came out in force on day two, curious to see for themselves, and many joined the young children for some fun during the activities.

The practical sessions are an opportunity for groups to deliver their key messages on health, gender, disability inclusion and child protection, along with fun activities to a range of age groups, says Just Play project manager Michelle Paiti.

She says she is blessed to have been given this opportunity to share the Just Play programme with the teachers, children and community of Rakahanga.

She extends her gratitude to all for sharing their beautiful northern paradise.

The Just Play programme is fully funded by the New Zealand and Australian governments, Football Federation Australia, UEFA Foundation for Children and UNICEF.

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