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Boat Master Training for Malomalo Youths

Sixty-seven young people of Malomalo District in Nadroga now have a chance to earn money from their marine resources to improve their livelihood. They are attending a Government-funded two-week boat
22 Aug 2015 09:47
Boat Master Training for Malomalo Youths
Nabila Village youths at the boat master training. Photo: DEPTFO News

Sixty-seven young people of Malomalo District in Nadroga now have a chance to earn money from their marine resources to improve their livelihood.

They are attending a Government-funded two-week boat master and class six captain training at Nabila Village. It was opened by the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Iliesa Delana, on Wednesday.

“Government will continue to provide empowerment training for those in rural areas that will benefit and complement their livelihood,” Mr Delana told the participants.

“This training complements your survival here in the coastal areas of Nadroga. You depend on the sea for daily survival and this training will provide you with the necessary skills and confidence to own a boat and master seafaring as you venture into the sea on a daily basis.”

Tui Tuva of Batiri Village is a participant.

“We are grateful to FIMSA for providing training to the rural community. We depend on the sea and own boats, but without proper certification and training to master seafaring,” Mr Tuva said.

“We can now travel out at sea with confidence and also use its resources for our survival.”

Sevanaia Wale of Nabila Village said: “I am working at Namotu Island Resort and with this training, I know that I can be marketable at work with these credentials. I can use these acquired skills to use the abundant resources we have to complement our survival.”

Mr Delana, meanwhile, urged members of the Batiri Village Youth Club to register their club with the ministry to gain assistance from Government.

DEPTFO News

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