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Asenaca, 15, Shows Talent, Entrepreneurship Skills

  Asenaca Kaukimoala is helping her parents earning extra money thanks to a church member who taught her during one of the LDS Church activities. In this forum young women
25 Nov 2018 13:58
Asenaca, 15, Shows Talent, Entrepreneurship Skills
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Meresaini Vuniwaqa with Merelita Bakani of Wailoku during the Stake Relief Society Talent Show at Samabula LDS Chapel Hall on November 24, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Asenaca Kaukimoala is helping her parents earning extra money thanks to a church member who taught her during one of the LDS Church activities. In this forum young women are taught the various skills like handicraft.

The 15-year-old was one of church members spotted selling earrings, bracelets and necklace during the LDS Church annual traditional Stake Relief Society Talent Show. It was held at the Samabula LDS Chapel Hall yesterday.

Asenaca said: “We started learning from January to September as part of our church activities. The first time I sold them was in Term Two and this is the second time.

“This is a hobby and I love doing them. I plan to start doing more and selling them for extra money for the holidays.”

Asenaca Kaukimuala 15 (left) and Ana Cagitakibau 12 with some of their handmade jewellery on November 24, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Asenaca Kaukimuala 15 (left) and Ana Cagitakibau 12 with some of their handmade jewellery on November 24, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Asenaca said people needed to come out of their comfort zones.

“Everyone has a unique talent and skills and they need to ensure that they make use of it,” she said.

“We are here to not only sell what we made but to celebrate our talents and skills with others.”


The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa praised the LDS Church for hosting an event as such.

“The capabilities of our women are no secret and using these capabilities for the benefit of oneself and that of a family is a wonderful thought,” Ms Vuniwaqa said.

“Exhibitions like these are not only great for the display of what women can make, but also an opportunity for participants to interact with each other, discover and exchange new ideas and build lasting relationships with their customers.

“Expos of this nature are also a means of encouragement for others who may not have realised their potential to do the same.

“Undoubtedly, the benefits of good things are greater when they have a rippling effect.

“The status of women in our society has grown leaps and bounds and maybe that is why not too many people fully understand the concept of women’s equal rights.

“We in Fiji can today boast of having high literacy rates for our girls, of having more women graduating from universities, of having the highest number of women in Parliament in the South Pacific, of having the largest Government funded Expo for women artisans in the region, and many other wonderful things of the like.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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