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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.