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40 women take up free sewing course

TORIKA TOKALAU
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

LOSALINI Loloma of Newtown in Nasinu is looking forward to enhancing her sewing skills at the three-day Singer sewing machine training program that started yesterday at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons complex.

Mrs Loloma, 47, is one of 40 women who’ve been drawn into the free sewing training, which is a joint project between Courts Fiji Limited and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation. “I am just a beginner and I have big plans to generate income from my sewing, so I am really happy that I am a part of this training,” she said.

“I look forward to learning as much as I can and up skilling myself so I can help put food on the table for my family.”

The training is being conducted by Australian sewing experts Damayanti Ranasinghe and Kate Gray.

Ministry permanent secretary Govind Sami praised the participants’ enthusiasm, saying Fiji needed more women to step up and take advantage of similar training.

“Women comprise 49 per cent of Fiji’s population and as such the government considers them important contributors towards achievement of the national vision of alleviating poverty to a negligible level by 2015,” he said.

“The training will set the platform for the participants to develop their creativity.”

The women are expected to be awarded certificates at the end of their training.





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