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Rewa Day Focuses On Youth, Education

Education and employment for youths were the main focus of the 10th Rewa Day celebrations opened by the Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa. This year
09 Jul 2016 10:07
Rewa Day Focuses On Youth, Education
The Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa at the Rewa Day celebrations in Syria Park Nausori yesterday Photo: Ashna Kumar

Education and employment for youths were the main focus of the 10th Rewa Day celebrations opened by the Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa.

This year the province celebrated the Rewa Scholarship Programme to support youths which has now been running for the last decade.

“In terms of scholarship, we might now have to also cater for those who are going to be employed in the formal and informal sector,” Ro Teimumu said at Syria Park in Nausori yesterday.

“We have found that a lot of our young people are mainly engaged in the informal sectors for education and employment.

“And we would like to improve their livelihood in terms of providing short courses for them that are offered mainly in Suva so they can return, live in the village whilst providing for their families and also extending the quality of life in the village.”

Ro Teimumu said: “What we are trying to do is identify the key interests of youths and find out what courses are available that can cater for their interests so that they can generate income for them and their families.”

She urged those from the province to get the maximum benefit from the event which ends tomorrow with a church service at the Nausori Village church.

Ro Teimumu also urged the Nausori District school students to engage and learn about the iTaukei culture at the event.

 

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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