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$2500 Boost For Lutu Youth Club

Vodafone ATH (Fiji )Foundation handed over $2500 to Lutu Youth Club in Namada Village, Nadroga. “The funds are for piggery farming” said club president Orisi Seniucidromo. Mr Seniucidromo said they
06 Jan 2017 11:00
$2500 Boost For Lutu Youth Club
Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation handed over $2500 to the Lutu Youth Club in Namada Village, Nadroga.

Vodafone ATH (Fiji )Foundation handed over $2500 to Lutu Youth Club in Namada Village, Nadroga.

“The funds are for piggery farming” said club president Orisi Seniucidromo.

Mr Seniucidromo said they had vegetable farms that were supplying tomatoes to the Tabua Sands and Naviti resorts.

“We sold it for $5 a kg fetching good money for the club.

“We are now planning to start planting after New Year. Namada Village has a population of 250 with 50 households.”

He said the long-term piggery plans were to use waste for bio-fuel to support the bakery.

Lutu club has 28 youth members some of them are unemployed and university students.

“These students did not finish due to financial problem,” Mr Seniucidromo added.

He said the youth projects aspired to train the unemployed youths to provide financial backing, paving their bright future.

The funds generated from projects will be used for scholarships and housing scheme for the unfortunate.

“We have plans in place to achieve our goals and we are enthused that we will really do well with our journey in social entrepreneurship,” Mr Seniucidromo.

“The youths also have aspirations to looks after their health.”

Mr Seniucidromo said: “Some youths are also represented in the Nadroga under 23 and Navosa rep and some are part of the rugby league.

“We also have plans to do a playground to train the youths and keep them healthy and fit.

“We have many dreams and such support is showing light towards a journey that will help the youth in their development,” he added.

The Foundation executive Ambalika Devi said last year the Namada Women’s Club accessed similar grant and their handicraft centre was now ready.

“Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation has so far invested more than $100,000 in Nadroga/Navosa province in the past two years,” said Ms Devi.

She said: “We will continue to support women and youth club social enterprise projects and will guide the youths in opening emails, social media pages and also use MPAISA to support volunteers.”

Vodafone has made social investment of $18 million since its inception in 2004.

 

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