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Make use of traditional knowledge and practices

February 17, 2018 12:40 am

The Fiji Museum is urging those who are unemployed to make use of the traditional knowledge and practices from their own culture to earn a living.

This can be in ways of weaving, wood-carving, cooking authentic meals, sewing and painting amongst the list.

Director Sipirano Nemani says many young people are facing difficulties to secure job opportunities after graduating from tertiary institutions.

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Nemani says they can make use of their creativity and talent using traditional practices.

“Fiji Museum at this stage is working on its draft which is Museum Education Plan of Action. Which basically roles out in trying to link our communities and young people especially in Museum work, in our history and heritage. Lots of graduates that have come out of universities but very little job opportunities available locally and we have alot of them in the Flea Market who have used their traditional knowledge and skills that they have to use it as a mechanism to earn a living.”

Nemani says it’s important to involve more young people in activities at the Museum as well as implement more cultural programs in school.

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