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Labasa Mum Excited to Learn Skills

  Sera Matavesi was thrilled to hear that she would be part of a two-day programme that encouraged the empowerment of women and focused on enhancing their skills. Ms Matavesi
22 Mar 2017 11:00
Labasa Mum Excited to Learn Skills
Women gathered with the chief guest Northern Divisional Education officer Rajesh Chand (middle) during the community outreach program organised by Labasa Multicultural Centre at Bulileka in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Sera Matavesi was thrilled to hear that she would be part of a two-day programme that encouraged the empowerment of women and focused on enhancing their skills.

Ms Matavesi is part of the Labasa Multicultural Centre’s two-day programme at Bulileka, Labasa, which has involved about 30 women.

“This is the first time for me as a mother to attend such kind of programme,” Ms Matavesi said.

“I am sure these skills will enable me to make some decoration for my house and in near future I can sell some art and craft to earn some money for my family.”

The programme is aimed at teaching women about art and craft, flower arrangement, patchwork and other related skills.

Centre administrator Prabha Naicker said the programme was in line with the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy’s emphasis on women empowerment.

“The centre is setting a footprint in communities to provide much needed skills to empower women to start their own income generating project,” Mrs Naicker said.

“So that at any point in life, they can stand up on their feet to support their family without feeling insecure.”

Northern Divisional education officer Rajesh Chand said: “Such kind of education can be enhanced and I am thankful to the centre for coming forward to hold such programs where rural women can be involved.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

 

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