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NCD’s Solution Here In Fiji, Says Academic

NCD’s Solution Here In Fiji, Says Academic
Bele Project research officer Losi Saulilo (left) with Ms Radilaite Cammock. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua
July 09
11:20 2018

Public health lecturer encourages young entrepreneurs to join her Bele Project

If we don’t start using what is readily available in Fiji, someone from overseas will come and use it.

This was stressed by Radi­laite Cammock of Auck­land University of Technol­ogy (AUT) while speaking to the Fiji Sun.

The AUT Public Health lecturer departed for New Zealand yesterday after conducting a research pro­ject on young entrepreneur­ships, who are involved in promoting healthy eating.

She said with the rise in non communicable diseases in the region, she believes that the solution is right here.

The main aim of her pro­ject was to look at some ways to help improve the busi­nesses of the young entre­preneurs who are involved in healthy eating and have their voices heard.

She explains how impor­tant it is to use what is read­ily available in Fiji, which are the local herbs, fruits and vegetables as the solu­tion of NCDs.

Ms Cammock and her team were in Fiji last week con­necting with young entre­preneurs.

“We are trying to see how we could help with their businesses to move it for­ward,” she said.

“We want to help them with what they’ve done so far to show that some of the answers come from young people.

“We are trying to look for the future solutions and build the young group of people that could empower the next generation.”

Ms Cammock said their project was an aspirational project with the aim to em­power youths and give them the spotlight and provide a platform to have their voices heard.

So far they have a few young entrepreneurs who had joined their team in­cluding some students from the University of the South Pacific (USP) showing inter­ests.

They encouraged young entrepreneurs who are in­volved in healthy eating to come forward and be part of their team.

Their project is called the Bele Project and it started in September last.

Ms Cammock can be con­tacted on:

Edited by Jonathan Bryce


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