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Van2017 mascot to visit Malampa and Torba provinces

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Malampa and Torba provinces are set now to receive the visit of the Games Mascot this month.

Nasi started to reach out to the islands in May by starting his monthly community visits in the province of Shefa, followed by Tafea, then Sanma, then to Penama province last month.

This week the Team is to depart with Okeanos, a traditional canoe, to travel from Port Vila to Malampa Province, where its route will start from the Island of Paama, later to Ambrym and end its journey in Malekula. They will visit around sixty schools from Year 1-6, where Nasi will bring to more than 5000 pupils the spirit of the Pacific Mini Games, as well as encouraging them to share the important practices of key messages on Clean Environment, Healthy Lifestyle, Be a Champion.

Van2017 also wishes to acknowledge the funding support from VASANOC with an amount of VT 500,000 for the Mascot Team to reach its three destinations in Malampa Province.

As part of the Games promotions, stickers, tattoos, hand bands and flags will also be hand delivered to all school children in the province; and it is also planned for the Team in Malekula to distribute vehicle stickers to drivers at Lakatoro Centre.

The journey of 11 days in Malampa province is part of Van2017’s plan to reach out to all islands in the archipelago, to let people know that Vanuatu is going to host the biggest major sporting event ever held on their home soil, for a period of two weeks in December.