SITIVENI WAQA ia a living testimony for unemployed youths in the small tourist town of Savusavu.
The handcraft vendor who quit a fulltime job at a hotel to sell art and craft, is making twice as much by selling his wares to tourists.
"Youths in the country should grab the opportunities that are available to them and learn to make a stand in this changing times, Fiji is the last place on earth where youths should be unemployed."
According to 25-year- old Nukubalavu native, Fijian youths have employment opportunities at their doorsteps but fail to make use of them.
The Fiji Times caught up with Mr Waqa who was selling art and craft at a shed in Savusavu Town as it bustled with tourists during the recent visit of the cruise liner Sun Princess.
"I used to work in a hotel here in Savusavu but when I had an opportunity to sell crafts with my aunt at the Savusavu foreshore during a recent cruise liner visit, I grabbed the opportunity and found out that the returns of the sales doubled the amount I received for my wages," said Mr Waqa.