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Youths plant vegetables

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, February 15, 2014

CONCERNED about the increasing incidents of death related to deep-sea diving, a group of youths in the Yasawas decided to venture into vegetable farming as a means to preserve the lives of young men.

And the youths of Malevu Village on Naviti Island have embarked on a pilot project supported by South Sea Cruises' Vinaka Fiji Yasawa Trust Foundation.

Program co-ordinator Mesake Nawaitauvou said the project aimed to lure young men away from a dangerous form of diving.

"Over the years, we have lost about 10 young men because of the improper use of compressors," he said.

"Nine more are paralysed and their handicap has stopped them providing for their families.

"But we saw that the use of the compressor was killing our men so we decided to ban the use of compressors all together."

He said this restriction meant exploring other income-generating activities.








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