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New trades for women

Mere Naleba
Sunday, March 04, 2018

FIJIANS from all walks of life yesterday visited the Makoi Women's Vocational Training Centre in Nasinu to get a glimpse of women's handmade products displayed during their open day.

The open day was to allow more women, who have had difficulty in continuing their education, get a chance to learn a trade that will help them secure employment.

Since its establishment in 2015, 389 women from underprivileged families have graduated from the centre.

Yesterday, those who attended the open day, had the chance to discover more about new courses introduced for interested students.

The newly-introduced courses are embroidery, pastry and hydroponics.

A statement released by the centre yesterday, said the hydroponics course started on January 15 this year to help women grow plants in water-based, nutrient rich solution.

"Hydroponics does not use soil, instead the root system is supported using an inert medium," the centre said in the statement.

"The advantages of hydroponic are; free from insecticides, uses less water, plants will grow bigger and faster, efficient land use and is environmentally friendly.

"In hydroponics, we can grow all types of vegetables like lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, chili, cucumber etc."

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