Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:50 PM on Tuesday 2 September

/ Front page / News

Women in control

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WOMEN of Mataniwai Village have played a vital role in development projects over the past years.

Their contribution has resulted in the establishment of a village dispensary and a kindergarten. The Mataniwai Women's Group in Macuata is made up of 27 members.

Group president Mariana Lautiki said the dispensary was operated by the village nurse who looked after patients from surrounding areas.

"It has not been officially opened by the Ministry of Health but because we have been allowed to have a village nurse by the ministry, we have put her in the dispensary," Mrs Lautiki said.

"We have medication in the dispensary for our patients and our village nurse does the dressing of wounds."

An old building in the village has also been refurbished by the women and turned into a kindergarten. Mrs Lautiki said the village has never had a kindergarten.

"Our children of preschool age stayed at home, so we decided to open a kindergarten by using a building in the village," she said.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 45 detained
  2. Teen's ice bucket death
  3. Accident claims another life
  4. Suburb housing project offers 210 flats
  5. Ban assures Fiji
  6. UN demands release of captured Fijian soldiers
  7. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers
  8. Unique desserts shop opens
  9. Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
  10. $9.4m for new bridge

Top Stories this Week

  1. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  2. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  3. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  5. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  8. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  10. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)