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Salaseini Vosamana
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Media workshop for students

A THREE-day workshop aimed at educating students and teachers on the impact of media in society begins today.

Fiji Media Watch media monitoring co-ordinator Fulori Turaga said the workshop would be attended by students and teachers and was part of their continuing program.

"Most of our children are influenced by what the media portrays and we want them to positively benefit from it and not lose out," Mrs Turaga said.

"Teachers can also be educated on their roles and responsibilities towards children's education through media."

Farming project for youths

NA Veivukei Ni Vatuceva Youth Club of Korowiri Village in Macuata has begun farming activities to generate income for their families.

Club secretary Isoa Rokobici Kacivakawalu said the 10-member men's club had planted 2000 cassava plants and 1000 dalo.

"We will soon harvest our crops and part of it will be sold to interested buyers while the rest will be kept aside for our consumption," Mr Kacivakawalu said.

"We will also plant yaqona because it is another crop that sells fast. "This is the first time we are working together as a group for the purpose of ensuring a brighter future for our families," he said.

Initiative a success

Inmates at the Labasa Corrections Centre will be selling a total of 150 chickens next month.

Centre supervisor northern Penisoni Tuapati said the chickens would be supplied to Pacific Counselling Social Services (PCSS), an NGO that funded the inmates' chicken shed last year.

"As part of efforts to repay PCSS for their kind donation last year, we are supplying our chickens to them," Mr Tuapati said.

"This is another initiative aligned to the Yellow Ribbon Project."