Fiji Time: 11:19 PM on Monday 27 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Forum works with 62 groups

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

THE Ba Women's Forum is working with 62 women's groups on projects aimed at alleviating poverty and raising the status of women.

Forum president Dr Maria Doton said six projects involved training for income-generating activities such as food handling, making hair accessories, home decorations, advanced sewing and mother-of-pearl products.

"These activities are supported by the Ministry for Women, Adelaide University and the University of the South Pacific," Dr Doton said.

"Big businesses have also supported our projects like Courts Fiji Ltd, which supplied the sewing machines for the advanced sewing classes."

Dr Doton said the group of women will be sent to their own communities to do the same.

Training is conducted by women who attended the first training program conducted in Ba by professionals from the private sector.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64190.6229
JPY 55.540852.5408
GBP 0.39140.3834
EUR 0.46310.4511
NZD 0.68740.6544
AUD 0.64160.6166
USD 0.49190.4749

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Unpractical
  2. Dedication and sacrifice
  3. 'Vanua' politics
  4. 48 crested iguanas released in the wild
  5. Double lanes
  6. Worthwhile experience for couple
  7. Koromakawa — the home of Danfords
  8. High risk areas for dengue fever identified
  9. Treated water for villagers
  10. Plans drawn up

Top Stories this Week

  1. School girl, 14, dies Saturday (25 Feb)
  2. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  3. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  4. $30,000 richer Thursday (23 Feb)
  5. Locally owned health centre begins operation Friday (24 Feb)
  6. Bravery medal for boy, 6 Saturday (25 Feb)
  7. Angry passengers disembark from smoke-filled bus Sunday (26 Feb)
  8. The first settlers of Gau Sunday (26 Feb)
  9. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in local region Sunday (26 Feb)
  10. PM: Roads 'one of the worst' Saturday (25 Feb)