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Media Watch Event To Help Women In Harts

A significant factor towards the alleviation of poverty is access to appropriate information and education: Co-ordinator Aga Thaferei   A workshop organised by Fiji Media Watch is educating women in Bulileka
11 Mar 2017 10:50
Media Watch Event To Help Women In Harts
The Fiji Media Watch women in the during the workshop at the hart women in Labasa yesterday. PHOTO:PENI DRAUNA

A significant factor towards the alleviation of poverty is access to appropriate information and education: Co-ordinator Aga Thaferei

 

A workshop organised by Fiji Media Watch is educating women in Bulileka Hart, Labasa, on how to access the Housing Assistance Relief Trust.

During the opening of the three-day workshop at Bulileka Hart, on Thursday, Fiji Media Watch representative and workshop co-ordinator Aga Thaferei said the two communities in Rara and Bulileka consisted mainly of single mothers.

“A significant factor towards the alleviation of poverty is access to appropriate information and education,” Ms Thaferei said. “This workshop is the third of its kind for the Hart communities in Fiji.

“Each of the workshops are designed towards capacity development of Hart members.

“It is intended that the participants transfer their knowledge and skills in their learning to advocate communication rights towards building communities through religious and cultural tolerance, unity and diversity, peace, freedom and responsibility,” she said.

The theme of the workshop is ‘Be Bold for Change Building Cross Cultural Learning through Communication Rights’.

Temone Kustel, 35, of Rara Hart in Labasa, said through the workshop, she hoped to become a proactive observer and know about the communication environment, in relation to national and global issues.

“I have an aim and that is to alleviate poverty in my community,” Ms Kustel said

Similar comments were shared by mother of two, Karalaini Gadiwale, 39, of Bulileka Hart in Labasa.

“I have been told that this workshop would share information that will assist us in our daily livelihood as women, mothers and girls and most importantly leaders in our own way,” Ms Daiwale said.

The workshop was attended by 25 women and members of their family.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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