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YWCA targets young women leaders

Timoci Vula
Saturday, August 06, 2011

THE executive council of the Young Women's Christian Association of Fiji is urging young women to take on leadership roles within the organisation.

And that, Suva YWCA area council chairwoman Tauga Vulaono said, was the main challenge at the moment.

"We are really trying to get them to take on the leadership of the organisation, to make decisions and come up with their own ideas and programs to help young women in their communities," Ms Vulaono told The Fiji Times.

Leaders from seven of the 11 YWCA clubs along the Suva-Nausori corridor met in Suva this week to review plans for the year.

"Also, we want them to come up with a tentative program for next year to be firmed at the end of the year," Ms Vulaono said.

She said those clubs targeted certain programs like working with unemployed women in HART villages and those in housing facilities.

Ms Vulaono said a volunteer had also been funded by Vodafone ATH Foundation to conduct skills training for their clubs, most of which were suburban-based.

She said women would be taught to make baskets and purses, screen printing and other projects targeting the environment and health.


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