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Making a difference

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, December 14, 2012

VODAFONE ATH Fiji Foundation World of Difference candidate Milika Baukitoga has made a big difference in the lives of women through her project this year.

Ms Baukitoga said her project aimed to empower, motivate and engage young women in income-generating projects and to bring about positive social change in young women in the country.

"My project identifies and targets women and children in a community who have been sexually exploited, single mothers and generally unemployed women," Ms Baukitoga said.

"Under the project women get the chance to learn five income generating activities which include making doormats, making crochets, jams, hair treatment and producing dish washing paste."

She said the idea of the project was for the target group to be sustainable, enhancing their creativeness through arts and talents and acquiring knowledge and skills to be independent through utilising of existing resources in their surroundings.

"What we have seen is that we have reached a larger number of people through this project and women are becoming innovative and creative at the same time," she said.

Ms Baukitoga said she empowered and brought about positive social change in young women in her community through her project.

She said she hopes to contribute more to the development of women in her community in the coming years.


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