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Sanasana Villagers’ Workshop To Boost Income

  A workshop is currently underway in Sanasana Village, Sigatoka, that will ensure villagers to make use of their natural resources to generate income. The workshop, which ends on Friday,
27 Apr 2017 11:00
Sanasana Villagers’ Workshop To Boost Income
Samuela Cabe (left), shows a group of women the art of jewellery-making. Photo: Fiji Arts Council

 

A workshop is currently underway in Sanasana Village, Sigatoka, that will ensure villagers to make use of their natural resources to generate income.

The workshop, which ends on Friday, is funded by the Professional Golfers Association of Australia Ltd. The Fiji Arts Council are the main facilitators.

The workshop aims to empower women to remind themselves of their traditions and create opportunities to generate additional income in promoting their own natural resources within their communities to sell authentic products.

These women are also gearing up to sell their handicrafts during the 2017 Fiji International golf tournament from August 17 to 20 at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.

Fiji Arts Council Craft development officer Niqa Tuvuki said the women from the six yavusa (tribe) of Sanasana Village were taught how to do tie and dye, and jewellery-making by Samuela Cabe and Juliana Cirivakayawa.

This was an opportunity for the crafters of Sanasana to prepare themselves for the 2017 PGA Tournament which is scheduled for August and most of all, items to showcase locally-made handicrafts using local materials which are in great abundance around them.

A representative from the Fiji International was chief guest at the event. The representative is also expected to give the participants certificates tomorrow.

The Fiji Arts Council has been honoured to have this partnership with PGA to facilitate the week’s event and was looking forward to close collaboration in future.

“In gaining the new skills and knowledge, the women will assist their families in meeting their social obligations, educational needs and contribute enormously in their everyday living,” Ms Tuvuki said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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