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Bure skills training

Torika Chandra
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE 26 participants that took part in the bure building skills training last month now know how to build a traditional bure, a skill that is quickly fading away, says South Pacific Tourism Organisation Human Resources Development Specialist Filipe Tuisawau.

The training, funded by the EU through the Pacific Regional Tourism Capacity Building Program and organised by SPTO was conducted at the Laucala Beach Heritage site on Sekoula Rd.

Mr Tuisawau said one of the objectives of the training was capacity enhancement.

"It satisfies a need identified in a training needs analysis throughout the region," he said.

"The need identified was the retention and sustainability of traditional knowledge on legends, stories, histories, art, craft and buildings such as fale and bure. Such knowledge was quickly fading away and with a diminishing number of practitioners hence the urgent need to pass on and record such knowledge as bure building skills to the younger generation."

The training, he adds, is also to facilitate sustainable tourism development in the region, with a particular focus on eco-tourism.

Mr Tuisawau said the bure was a Fijian icon recognised and acknowledged by tourists and the tourism industry.

"Further, with its low capital requirement and locally available materials, the bure accommodation is a viable business alternative for local indigenous small tourism business accommodation providers at the village and local community level.

"Successful models are operating in the Yasawas, Nataleira and Caqalai on Moturiki Island in Fiji and throughout the Pacific Islands.

"These models can be replicated throughout Fiji and the Pacific Islands and allow local indigenous communities greater ownership in the tourism sector."








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