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Centre A First In Macuata

The establishment of the Nadogo Women’s Resource Centre in Macuata is a clear demonstration of the Fijian Government’s strong stand and political will to empower women throughout Fiji. The centre
02 May 2015 10:18
Centre A First In Macuata
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar officially opening the Nadogo Women’s Resource Centre yesterday at Nadogo in Macuata.

The establishment of the Nadogo Women’s Resource Centre in Macuata is a clear demonstration of the Fijian Government’s strong stand and political will to empower women throughout Fiji.

The centre is the first for Macuata Province and the Ministry of Women gave $33,818 for the project.

It is expected to open up income-generating opportunities for more than 10 women’s groups in the province.

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, was the chief guest at the official opening of the resource centre yesterday at Nadogo.

Ms Akbar said: “This centre is an indication of our commitment to you.

“I hope your commitment towards the centre like taking ownership of it. Giving your best in what you do because children follow what we adults do or they follow our example.

“The centre was built with the aim of developing a specific product that is readily available for the domestic and export market.

“I’m confident that this centre given the natural skills and talents of our women here through entrepreneurial and business skills they will be able to make money. And improve the lives of their families and of course make money at their doorstep.”

She said it was her aim as the minister that every women member of the centre became a businesswoman in her own right.

“Women act as the pillars of their families and by extension of society. They provide the economic and social stability needed by to sustain their families and communities,” Ms Akbar said.

“With the right tools such as the centre we believe women can stand up and overcome challenges that they face in their daily lives.”

The centre will provide ample space for these rural women to discuss development and contribute positively towards good decision making impacting their lives as well as the whole community.

The women of Nadogo were happy that a centre such as this would help them up skill themselves in terms learning entrepreneurial and business skills so they will be able to make money.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

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