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Training Focuses On Sustainable Livelihood

A two-week training period focusing on sustainable livelihood is currently being held at Tacirua Primary School in partnership with the Southern Division Community Policing, the Fiji National University and the
14 Dec 2018 10:00
Training Focuses On Sustainable Livelihood
Members of the Tacirua community together to undertake skills training in areas such as basic business management through the Fiji Police Force on December 13, 2018. Photo: Police Media Cell

A two-week training period focusing on sustainable livelihood is currently being held at Tacirua Primary School in partnership with the Southern Division Community Policing, the Fiji National University and the Naitasiri Provincial Council.

The training focuses at getting members of the Tacirua community together to undertake skills training in areas such as basic business management, commercial floriculture, domestic electric installation, screen printing, child care and elderly care, free-hand garment construction and basic cookery and patisseries to name a few.

The training is being overseen by the Fiji National University’s Project Coordinator Mr Setareki Valenitabua who says this is a Government initiative that is aimed at bridging the gap of vocational training.

“This program is a Government initiative that has been running since 2012 with the purpose of taking the basics of vocational training out to communities so that they have the same level of skills as those who are able to receive this training in the urban centers”.

Balenitabua said he was encouraged by the turnout with hundreds of people living in the Tacirua area turning up to take advantage of the opportunity.

Head of the Dokanaisuva clan Mr Setareki Raibevu said the people of Tacirua and surrounding areas appreciated the opportunity to learn new trades.

“The training has so many topics that caters for men and women, young and old so it gives all our community members the chance to learn new skills or expand on what they already know, and some may even consider starting small businesses which is great for our Tacirua community”.

“I am also happy that we have a high turnout of youths who have shown interest and have taken advantage of this opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their future”.

The initiative was initiated by both the Dokanaisuva Community Post Officer and the Naitasiri Provincial Council under the Duavata Community Policing umbrella to assist the active members of the Tacirua community who have throughout the year been involved in various community programs and engagements organised by Police. The training ends next week Friday.

 

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