Fijians in Macuata learn carpentry skills to build back better
June 3, 2018 4:45 am
Over 30 participants in northern Macuata completed a two-week ‘build back better’ rural carpentry training course that ended over the weekend.
The workshop aimed to equip rural dwellers with skills and techniques to construct quality and durable homes, the rural carpenters training program is also aimed at addressing a demand for carpenters outside urban areas.
Facilitated by the Fiji National University, the training program included participants from villages within the Tikina (District) of Namuka, who applauded the program.
Sanaila Yabakivou a 56 year old man residing in Namuka for the past 10 years, said with the training and handy construction tips, he was eager to begin work on projects within his village.
Similar sentiments were shared by Sailosi Daunivuku, the knowledge he said would be used for extension work on homes in Ravuka Village.
The training course was conducted in Lakeba Village in northern Macuata.
A series of Rural Carpenters Training is being conducted across all 4 divisions at a cost of $231,000.