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Makoi Vocational Centre Ambassadors of Fiji Sewn

Makoi Vocational Centre Ambassadors of Fiji Sewn
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Permanent Secretary, Shaheen Ali, presents Fiji Muslim League president, Hafizud Khan, with the Fijian Sewn Certificate for the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO
April 06
11:14 2017

Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre will be the brand ambassadors of the Fijian Sewn products.

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Permanent Secretary, Shaheen Ali, said this after the Fijian Sewn Certification presentation for the centre.

Mr Ali said the school recognises the talent and contribution of women through this centre and commended the initiative taken by the Makoi Women’s Vocational Centre in mobilising and empowering women.

Mr Ali said the school’s initiative provided excellent partnership and complimented Government’s medium and small business grant scheme.

“This will also contribute positively towards uplifting the medium and small enterprise sector of the Fijian economy and at the same time improve standards of living of those in your various communities,” he said.

Vocational centre chairperson Hafizud Dean Khan said the achievement would be of great help to the women at the centre.

“This certification will enable students to showcase their crafts around the world with the Fijian Made logo stamped on it,” Mr Khan said.

Mr Khan said they delivered and showed the world that women had the capacity to produce good, quality products.

“The Fijian Government continues to provide and support programmes and initiative that will lead to the development of the grassroots community, in terms of providing skills, access to business opportunities and job creation.”

About the Vocational School

  •  The Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre began in 2012.
  •  It started through the support of the Islamic Development Bank and other donors including Sheikh Ahmed Hamad Khalid Al-Thani, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Fiji Muslim League.
  •  The students are offered training on skills and business development, and this in turn creates opportunities for their social and economic advancement.
  •  This training is provided free and enables women to gain livelihood and improve their socio-economic conditions, and that of their families.

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