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Time out for villagers

Ivamere Rokovesa
Monday, December 17, 2012

TAKING time out to visit Suva as a group was something that women from Vunitogoloa Village in Ra were always looking forward to.

Twenty women from Vunitogoloa got a chance to visit some of Fiji's well recognised tourist and historical sites during their trip around Viti Levu.

The women, who were accompanied by their children and husbands, visited the National Museum, Port Denarau in Nadi and the Communications Fiji Limited radio station last week.

Navunitogoloa Women's Committee leader Paulini Koro Silimaibau said the idea behind the trip was to thank the women for their tremendous help and support in developing the village.

Mrs Silimaibau said the women had done so much in the past particularly in developing the village through their projects and clean-up campaign.

"It is sort of a retreat for the women and they have enjoyed the two-day trip," she said.

"Even though they had to pay their own way, the women were excited to go as a group around Viti Levu and to see for themselves some of places that they normally hear about."

She said the women spent their first night at Kalokolevu Village.

Eighty-year-old Karalaini Namono said she was happy to be part of the trip.

Mrs Namono said she had only visited Suva three times and had seen many changes in the capital.





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