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Bua Women Applaud Government

Bua Women Applaud Government
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar (seated with garland), with the women’s group from Bua during the divisional craft show organised at Naulumatua grounds in Nabouwalu last week. Photos: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation
July 13
13:10 2015

The women’s groups in Bua have thanked the Fijian Government for reaching out and recognising their talents through the Ministry of Women’s divisional craft show held in the province last week.

The one-day event, held at Naulumatua grounds in Nabouwalu, Bua, was officially opened by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, last Thursday.

More than 100 women from the province had the opportunity to showcase their skills at the craft show and also met with the Minister

In her opening address, Ms Akbar encouraged the women of Bua to realise their talents and reach their maximum potentials.

“You have the skills and talents that are equal with women of other parts of the country. These craft shows are a platform for you build your self-confidence and realise your true potentials,” she said.

“Through the expo, the ministry is determined to open up new markets for you and to help you get the best value for your hardwork and products. The focus this year is on quality, we are working with relevant stakeholders to ensure your products are of high quality to qualify for the Fijian Made Emblem.”

Meanwhile, Soqosoqo Vakamarama Bua president Laisa Lewanavanua paid tribute to the Fijian Government.

“We thank the Bainimarama Government for helping the women’s groups in Bua with economic projects like baking, tailoring, poultry, bee-keeping and farming. And we are grateful to the Madam Minister, Rosy Akbar, for her visit to Bua,” Mrs Lewanavanua said.

Sujata Chakarwati, the president of Golden Women’s Club and Namau Advisory Councillor also outlined the advantages of events like women’s craft shows.

“Our club has 21 members from Namau Settlement in Nabouwalu who are mostly domestic workers. We are lucky that this craft show was organised in Bua; it has given us the opportunity to sell our products like pillow cases, doormats and variety of Indian sweets, jam, chutney and pickles,” Ms Chakarwati said.

“We participated in the last year’s women’s expo and made more than $500 by just selling the homemade products.”

She said the craft show was a good learning opportunity for their group. Similar craft shows had been organised for the women’s groups in the western and eastern divisions with the theme, Connecting Women to the Markets: Making it Happen.

The divisional craft shows are being staged as build-up events to the National Women’s Expo 2015 scheduled for October 14 -16.

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The women’s groups in Bua have thanked the Fijian Government for reaching out and recognising their talents through the Ministry of Women’s divisional craft show held in the province last week.

The one-day event, held at Naulumatua grounds in Nabouwalu, Bua, was officially opened by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, last Thursday.

More than 100 women from the province had the opportunity to showcase their skills at the craft show and also met with the Minister

In her opening address, Ms Akbar encouraged the women of Bua to realise their talents and reach their maximum potentials.

“You have the skills and talents that are equal with women of other parts of the country. These craft shows are a platform for you build your self-confidence and realise your true potentials,” she said.

“Through the expo, the ministry is determined to open up new markets for you and to help you get the best value for your hardwork and products. The focus this year is on quality, we are working with relevant stakeholders to ensure your products are of high quality to qualify for the Fijian Made Emblem.”

Meanwhile, Soqosoqo Vakamarama Bua president Laisa Lewanavanua paid tribute to the Fijian Government.

“We thank the Bainimarama Government for helping the women’s groups in Bua with economic projects like baking, tailoring, poultry, bee-keeping and farming. And we are grateful to the Madam Minister, Rosy Akbar, for her visit to Bua,” Mrs Lewanavanua said.

Sujata Chakarwati, the president of Golden Women’s Club and Namau Advisory Councillor also outlined the advantages of events like women’s craft shows.

“Our club has 21 members from Namau Settlement in Nabouwalu who are mostly domestic workers. We are lucky that this craft show was organised in Bua; it has given us the opportunity to sell our products like pillow cases, doormats and variety of Indian sweets, jam, chutney and pickles,” Ms Chakarwati said.

“We participated in the last year’s women’s expo and made more than $500 by just selling the homemade products.”

She said the craft show was a good learning opportunity for their group. Similar craft shows had been organised for the women’s groups in the western and eastern divisions with the theme, Connecting Women to the Markets: Making it Happen.

The divisional craft shows are being staged as build-up events to the National Women’s Expo 2015 scheduled for October 14 -16.

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