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Disabled People Empowered

Persons with disabilities are being empowered to develop their own businesses and better document their business pathways. This was after the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the Fiji Disabled People’s
09 Jul 2015 10:32
Disabled People Empowered
Participants at the Pacific Disability Forum.

Persons with disabilities are being empowered to develop their own businesses and better document their business pathways.

This was after the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the Fiji Disabled People’s Federations conducted a ‘Start Your Business’ (SYB) Training’ for potential entrepreneurs and current entrepreneurs with disabilities consecutively in Buca Bay, Cakaudrove and in Suva earlier this month.

Disabled person Mereia Siganisucu of Suva said the training had empowered her to run a business on her own.

“Before I came to this workshop I was a co-partner in my mother’s business. But after this workshop I have decided that I would like to start my own business now that I know how to run a business and its do’s and don’ts,” Ms Siganisucu said.

She was among the 37 persons with disabilities who were part of the training.

Participants were taught business planning skills and business ethics that would assist them in operating their businesses better.

The forum’s chief executive officer Setareki Macanawai said the training provided an opportunity for persons with disabilities in the area of employment and sustainable living.

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