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Sewing Boost For Special Students

Sewing Boost For Special Students
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (left), and Courts Nausori shop Manager, Hassan Ali (middle), with students of Nausori Special School during sewing machine donation yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar
June 04
09:10 2015

More than 50 special school students were happy to spend time with the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, at Nausori Special School yesterday.

The students, members of the Rewa Disabled Women’s group and teachers were singing, dancing and laughing with the minister.

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation donated two sewing machines to Nausori Special School, two to Rewa Disabled Women’s Group and one sewing machine to Fiji Vocational Training Centre for Person with Disabilities student Lite Rokobui.

“The ministry is always glad to provide assistance that will up skill and empower women, children, senior citizens, persons living with disabilities and the underprivileged to ascertain to improve their lives,” Ms Akbar said.

“We are donating sewing machines not only to benefit the able bodied person but also to the persons living with disabilities in our society. This is a clear indication of the Fijian Government’s commitment to ensure that ‘no-one will be left behind.

“The Fijian Government’s commitment to ensure inclusivity for persons living with disabilities is evident in Fiji’s Constitution which enshrines the central principle of common and equal citizenry to everyone regardless of their race, gender, background or ethnicity,” Ms Akbar said.

Nausori Special School headteacher Sofia Waqanidrola said: “The sewing machines will be well utilised by the vocational student as they will work together to heighten their skills and production.”

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