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Expo Build-up Starts

A national planning committee has been established by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation to join ideas in organising the National Women’s Expo 2015. Minister Rosy Akbar said,
26 Feb 2015 10:07
Expo Build-up Starts
Women displaying their works at the National Women’s Expo last year.

A national planning committee has been established by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation to join ideas in organising the National Women’s Expo 2015.

Minister Rosy Akbar said, through the committee, they would be able to reach out to the many rural women.

“Government has allocated the funding of $500,000 for Fiji’s second National Women’s Expo. We look forward to advance women’s interest through this annual event; women groups all over Fiji will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents,” she said.

As a build-up to this year’s expo, the ministry has organised Divisional Craft Show competitions in the Central, Eastern, Western, and Northern divisions, including Rotuma. The competitions will focus on Fijian Made products with emphasis on quality and creativity. Dates on these events have yet to be confirmed.

Women who took part in last year’s Expo collectively made $145,000 of which the women from Lau scooped the highest revenue of $47,000.

The National Women’s Expo will be held in August.

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