Fiji Time: 1:25 AM on Tuesday 1 December

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.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62770.6087
JPY 58.245555.2455
GBP 0.31180.3038
EUR 0.44300.4310
NZD 0.72440.6914
AUD 0.65530.6303
USD 0.47160.4546



Exchange Rate updated on 30th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bomb threat
  2. Students drown, three dead over the weekend
  3. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21
  4. Police chief refutes report
  5. Fury takes over titles
  6. Expect changes next year, says Kumar
  7. Event a success
  8. Hazelman makes top 16 in dance and costume
  9. Hazelman among top 10 in best Costume, Dances of world category
  10. Police upgrade stations to improve operations

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  5. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  6. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  7. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  10. Prasad, Reddy at odds Tuesday (24 Nov)