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Youths undertake village projects

Ivamere Nataro
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE winds of change blowing through Fiji calls for young people to rise and work towards the betterment of their own society.

For the men and women of Visa Village in Tailevu, young and old between the ages of 15 and 45, the main priority and vision is to develop their village in terms of the provision of infrastructure and income-generating projects.

Visa Youth Group vice-president Apetia Turaka said their members had so far completed three projects, which they carried out through their own initiative.

"Our first project was to build our village dispensary, which we have done. The second one was our piggery project supported by the American Embassy and the current one we have, just done, is our bee farming project," Mr Turaka said.

He said Australian Aid gave $8460 for their bee farming project, which they used to purchase a camera, a chainsaw, grass cutter and other farming materials.

He said there was a total of 13 double-storey bee cases with one box expected to generate $3000 dollars if one small bottle of honey was to be sold at $25.

Youth member Semisi Raicebe said the five-year project plan was a life-long investment because money circulating within the group would benefit everyone.