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Navatulevu Women’s Club Empowered

The members of the Navatulevu Women’s Club now have the means to pursue their roadside restaurant project. This is after they received a cheque of $2500 from Vodafone ATH Fiji
03 Jan 2018 11:00
Navatulevu Women’s Club Empowered
Members of the Navatulevu Womens Club receive their cheque from Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation executive Ambalika Devi Prakash at Navatulevu, Nadi on Monday Photo: VODAFONE ATH FOUNDATION

The members of the Navatulevu Women’s Club now have the means to pursue their roadside restaurant project.

This is after they received a cheque of $2500 from Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation on Monday.

“We have many talents in our village,” said Apete Tanoa, chairman of the village development committee.

“The women’s groups have been discussing many projects potential the young women have that can benefit the tourist because there are many hotels on Denarau Island.

“Those villages in the vicinity of the tourism sectors can generate revenue that can complement the needs of the tourists.”

Foundation executive Ambalika Devi Prakash said: “The Income generation projects like handicraft, local food business, tie and dye sulu’s, jewelleries made from local products and entertainment for tourists.”

Roneet Prasad, project officer capacity building story telling said: “The young women need to learn from the elders in the village, those talents that can fetch them revenue such as basket making, weaving mats, making jewelleries, traditional meke’s etc. “These stories and learning need to be recorded as videos and made viral on social media. We also need to build the capacity of the women and the youth clubs that is aligned to culture and tradition and values that is linked to profit making.

“Being able to generate revenue from these talents not only will provide employment but this story will earn them a living.”

The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation would like to invite the registered women’s and youth clubs to develop projects and send proposals that is innovative and ensures maximum rate of return on social investments, said Ms Prakash.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation has invested over $1.5 million towards social and economic development projects.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 

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