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HART Residents Learn Sewing

Ten women from Nakasi HART are undergoing three weeks of sewing training facilitated by the Fiji Girl Guides Association. The association received $5000 on Tuesday from the Ministry of Social
13 Sep 2014 14:11
HART Residents Learn Sewing
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Ten women from Nakasi HART are undergoing three weeks of sewing training facilitated by the Fiji Girl Guides Association.

The association received $5000 on Tuesday from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation for the training.

A display of the crafts produced by the women will be done at the end of the training.

Single mother Paulini Bote, who has spent 10 years at the Nakasi HART, was privileged to be part of training.

“It has been challenging being the sole breadwinner in the family,” Ms Bote said.

“I’m grateful for this chance to learn sewing, hoping to set up a business to help support my family.”

The director of women, Arieta Moceica, said more women were being encouraged through training in income-generating projects to sustain their livelihoods.

“We are pleading with women to make use of opportunities provided by the association and Government’s efforts in promoting women’s issues,” Ms Moceica said.

She said they were looking at strengthening their relationship with the Fiji Girl Guides Association. “We want to support the association because they look after two very critical groups.

“They are the women and the girl child groups.

“With the leadership of the Minister for Women, Dr Jiko Luveni and this Government, we assure that issues concerning women and girl child groups will continue to get the priority it has been receiving.”

Guides association president Dr Akanisi Kedrayate said they were thankful for the funds.

“We are encouraging the women from Nakasi to learn as much as they can from the training,” Ms Kedrayate said.

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