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Nasinu-Based Handicraft Club Qualifies for Fest in Solomon Islands

Members of the Duavata Women’s Club of Naveiwakau are among the 80 people who will be representing Fiji at the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in the Solomon Islands
25 Jun 2018 13:18
Nasinu-Based Handicraft Club Qualifies for Fest in Solomon Islands
From left: Elina Moceitai, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa and Ana Kulavere at the Fiji National Women’s Expo in Suva on June 23, 2018. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

Members of the Duavata Women’s Club of Naveiwakau are among the 80 people who will be representing Fiji at the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in the Solomon Islands next week.

There are four women in the club led by 60-year-old Ana Kulavere.

Ms Kulavere said she could not believe that they were chosen to represent the country this year.

She said it has not been a year since they received their Fiji Arts Council Licence and now they were given this opportunity.

“This is a big achievement for us and at the same time it is a challenge,” she said.

“There are only four of us and having to meet the required target for the Melanesian Festival was not easy.

“But with team work and co-operation, we achieved the target and we are glad that the Fiji Arts Council was impressed with our works.”

The club will be represented by Elina Moceitai.

The Melanesian Arts Festival is expected to bring together 2000 artists to Honiara from July 1 to July 10. The Fijian delegation departs on June 30.

Funding for the delegation has been provided by Government through the Ministry of National Heritage, Culture and Arts.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

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