There was much excitement as the youths from FRIEND communi-ties and supporting business houses gathered in Tuvu for the annual Race Against Poverty with a difference this year. Since it’s incep-tion in 2006, the scavenger hunt on poverty has been conducted in the city . With FRIEND’s move to Tuvu, an idyllic village around 16km towards Ba from the Sugar Capital, the race also relocated to Tuvu. The day had dawned cloudy, perfect for the racers. Chief Guest for the Day, Mr Harry Solomon, Area Manager West for WESTPAC kicked off the day with a strong emphasis on the MDG 8, “In working towards achieving the Millennium Develop-ment Goals (MDGs) we understand that it is not one individual‟s or one organization‟s task but needs the collaboration between Gov-ernment, the Private sector, NGOs, Civil Society and the Media” The nine participating teams launched themselves fully into the challenges of the day scoping the rough terrain for clues on ques-tions surrounding the Millennium Development Goals. This popular annual FRIEND event is loosely based on tv gameshow Amazing Race. The teams decipher clues for answers as they progress with the race.


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