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Rabi women learn to intergrate skills


Members of women’s club affiliated to the Banaban Women’s Organisation from all over Rabi have learned screen-printing, floral arrangements and accessory-making to help alleviate poverty.


By LOSIRENE CHAND

Thirty women from 15 clubs affiliated to the Banaban Women’s Organisation from all over Rabi participated in a three- day workshop at Nuku in Rabi where they learned screen-printing, floral arrangements and accessory-making.
Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation World of Difference programme candidate, Terikano Takesau, in partnership with charity partner, the Rabi Council of Leaders organised the workshop.
“This is a way to help alleviate poverty where people can send their children to school, support their families and also raise their standard of living and the programme should be sustained as it generates income for the women.”
One of the facilitators, Hagar Holmes, who owns a boutique in Savusavu, taught the women how to make jewellery out of the resources available around the island.
“The women got the hang of it from the first day; they are very talented and skilful.”
Ms Holmes said it was her first time to teach women and she thanked God for giving her the talent which she could share with others.
“This is an easy way for them to earn money and help support their families.” Ms Holmes said
Another facilitator, Napolioni Vulaono, taught the women how to work on floral arrangements and decoration.
Ms Takesau said thinking outside the box was one of the requirements of the candidates for the Vodafone ATH Fiji

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