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Official Opening Of Urut Massage Training Unit

The Centre Manager North Eka Loco was among a ten member group (five staff and five others who are visually impaired) that were sent to Bali in 2018 for a two weeks training.
13 Apr 2019 17:14
Official Opening Of Urut Massage Training Unit
Members of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities and officials in front of the newly-opened Urut Massage Training Unit in Labasa on April 11, 2019. Photo: Laisa Lui

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities opened its new Urut Massage Training Unit in Labasa yesterday.

The Centre Manager North Eka Loco was among a ten member group (five staff and five others who are visually impaired) that were sent to Bali in 2018 for a two weeks training.

“One of the action plans after returning from the training is to open a massage unit and also to run a train the trainers programme,” Mrs Loco said.

“The course is particularly for those who are visually impaired but since we did not have the numbers we recruited our students into the massaging programme,” she added.

Executive Officer North for the National Council for Persons with Disabilities Kaushilya Devi Prasad officiated at the opening ceremony.

“The training programme is only for those with disabilities as they can use their skills for employment,” Ms Prasad said.

“I am thankful to the Government of the day for providing funding to the council.”

URUT

Urut Massage is a traditional Malay massage which involves soft-tissue manipulation of the whole body to alleviate different types of conditions and ailments.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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