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56 women graduate with enhanced skills

September 13, 2018 4:57 am

Fifty-six women will now be able to put their skills to good use after graduating with certificates in sewing, culinary and hydroponics today.

They finished a two month training at the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre in Nasinu.

Single mother of five from Tailevu, Savaileleya Cabeiwasa whose husband left her fourteen years ago says she plans to open up her own business.

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“I am now confident and prepared to utilize knowledge, skills and right attitude to come out of poverty and live and work towards sustainability.”

Fiji Muslim League president, Hafizud Dean says the vocational center has provided an avenue for women to become independent in life.

“A lot of times this is a challenge for people who dropped out of school, who have had an early marriage or early mother hood and come from a humble beginnings that they feel they have lost everything, infact what we are trying to do here is to tell them they haven’t lost anything,. They have all the ability to become something.”

More than 600 women have graduated from this center since 2015.

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