The teens had their community work at the Pearce home on Saturday 13th June 2015.The twelve teen contestants took this opportunity as a good learning experience to know and learn about our elderly in the society.
As part of being a contestant at the festival the contestants have to engage in atleast 1 community activity prior to the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival.
Pearce Home currently houses 5 residents; 2 males and 3 females. The home is managed by Suva Relief Board of trustees while its operation is handled by Matron Ruci Kava who also resides at the home.
The Teen Contestants were also fortunate to meet the 1956 Hibiscus Queen Ms Libling Marlow who now resides at the home. The first Ms Hibiscus had a wonderful time sharing and recalling her experience as the Queen.
As part of their community work the Teen Contestants wiped the walls, cleaned the windows, washed the dishes and read to the residents. The contestants were also taken on a tour of the home and sharing stories with the residents before their tearful departure.