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Ra Youths Empowered With Carpentry, Building Skills

Ra Youths Empowered With Carpentry, Building Skills
Trainees assisting in building a house. Photo: DEPTFO News
December 06
11:02 2017

A two-week training in carpentry and building construction has just con­cluded in Verevere Village, Nakoro­tubu in Ra recently with 45 youths receiving Certificates of Attainment from the Techni­cal College of Fiji.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tu­itubou, while closing the training said that the youths from nine villages in the Nakorotubu coastal district attended the two week training in carpentry and building construction.

The training will not only qualify them for employment in the field, but also help their communities rebuild after Cyclone Winston,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“These trainees will now be able to provide suggestions and build homes and future in­frastructure that can withstand such natural disasters.

“A recent Government survey has also re­vealed that despite the availability of housing materials provided through the Help for Home initiative, there is a lack of carpenters across the district to assist in the rehabilitation pro­cess.”

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is part­nering with the Technical College of Fiji to provide training to youths from Naocobau, Namarai, Nadavacia, Saioko, Nayavuira, Na­sau, Veidrala and Verevere villages.

The minister further stated that the ministry was committed to provide training that will empower youths to use their skills in assisting those that were affected and also find perma­nent employment.

“My ministry, through this type of train­ing, envisages to empower all youths so that they have access to equal employment opportu­nities and can financially as­sist their individual families.”

Source: DEPTFO News

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