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Camp Equips Students With Essential Skills

More than 350 young girls throughout the Ba district were able to master essential skills which would last them a lifetime as part of a Girl Guides camp. These skills
08 Jul 2018 10:32
Camp Equips Students With Essential Skills
Students, teachers and guests surround the camp fire at Moto Sanatan Shammelan School in Ba on July 6, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

More than 350 young girls throughout the Ba district were able to master essential skills which would last them a lifetime as part of a Girl Guides camp.

These skills were incorporated in a way that would lead to a holistic development of the young girls.

Some of the skills taught included knotting, flower arrangements, writing songs, camping skills, effective leadership skills and community service.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay, who officiated at the camp, said the future leaders of the country were present right in front of him.

“I cannot help but think that some of our future leaders are out here among you tonight,” he stated.

“You may acquire a career in business, in government, agriculture or as a politician, but the things that you have learned as a Girl Guide will always be with you,” he added.

He said the young girls would come across challenges, but must ensure they had essential skills to confront the realities of life.

The Girl Guides Motto, ‘Be Prepared’ was commended by Mr Pillay as he reflected on the need to be prepared for any natural disasters that may arise.

“It is up to the strong to protect the weak and the vulnerable children, the poor, the sick and the elderly and that is a value all of you as Girl Guides have already embraced in your own lives,” he said.

Sushil Lata Kumar, Ba Provincial District Commissioner, said that girls were a crucial element of change therefore equipping them with the variety of skills and knowledge would indeed be a big step in their lives.

She also said that young girls face challenges such as being unable to walk alone at night and their camp was teaching them effective skills to being safe.

The camp was held on Friday evening at Moto Sanatan Shammelan School in Ba, with participants from 35 schools within the Ba province. Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback:  yogesh.chandra@fijisun.com.fj



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