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Hazelman Gets Award

It’s very encouraging to be recognised and rewarded by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. These were the words of Phyllis Hazelman, the first and third prize winner
05 Apr 2015 10:08
Hazelman Gets Award
Phyllis Hazelman (left), receives her award from the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar. Photo: Maraia Vula

It’s very encouraging to be recognised and rewarded by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

These were the words of Phyllis Hazelman, the first and third prize winner of the Contemporary Home and Leisure Patchwork Category, at the 2015 Northern Craft Exhibition in Savusavu recently.

Ms Hazelman will be taking part at the second National Women’s Expo in October in Suva organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

“I am part of the Savusavu Gospel Ladies Group and we meet every Friday for a sewing session at the church,” the 59-year-old said.

“We use loose material pieces to make doormats, pot holders, quilts, etc, and we sell them to people or we make things for our family members.

“All the women in the group are retired, but we were all taught how to sew by my mother Emily Hazelman who is 89 years old now and still sewing.”

She said the exhibition was an eye-opener.

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