Fiji Time: 8:07 PM on Tuesday 28 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

23 participate in basic tailoring course

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, May 19, 2014

LEARNING to come out of his comfort zone was something that 20-year-old Telea Tagilala had to learn to do when undergoing a basic tailoring course at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP) this month.

Mr Tagilala, who is a slow learner, does not see his disability as a problem that will hinder him from trying his best in setting up a small business from his tailoring skill.

He was the only male participant out of the 23 who graduated from the basic tailoring course at the FNCDP on Friday.

He said being the only male participant was bit of a challenge for him at first but he later learned to overcome his fears and learned everything that was being taught on tailoring.

"I learned to sew shirts, a sulu and clothes for children during the three-month training and family support was always there for me," Mr Tagilala said.

"I hope to use my skill better by starting a business in the future, so I hope to get a sewing machine that I can use to start the business."

Sainimili Tuakalau, who lives with a disability, said she was happy to be part of the training course where she learned a lot from the trainer on how to sew dresses and other items.

The 23 participants who graduated from the course were single mothers, women living with disabilities and women's groups that received sewing machines from the Ministry of Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation.








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 0.65300.6340
JPY 54.630051.6300
GBP 0.38700.3790
EUR 0.44880.4368
NZD 0.69910.6661
AUD 0.64380.6188
USD 0.49000.4730

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dead under threat
  2. Search for sisters and father
  3. Labasa: Police recover young boy's body
  4. Granny recalls screams for help after blaze kills 2
  5. Mill no more
  6. $157m bust
  7. Strip search claimant on bail
  8. Father's plea for promising daughter's life
  9. 8-9 grams per day
  10. Man walks free

Top Stories this Week

  1. Siblings perish Sunday (26 Mar)
  2. Family hopes to raise $60,000 Monday (27 Mar)
  3. 'Sims' the star barber Sunday (26 Mar)
  4. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  5. Shrea wins modelling title Sunday (26 Mar)
  6. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  7. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  8. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  9. Former 7s stars win Oldies Saturday (25 Mar)
  10. Explicit photos online Monday (27 Mar)