Komave villagers sharpen skills at sustainable livelihood project training

Food prepared by the Basic Cooking and Pastry participants at Namatakula September 4, 2018. Picture: MELA KATONIVUALIKU

A TOTAL of 469 participants took advantage of the Sustainable Livelihood Project undertaken at Namatakula Village during the past week.

Project Co-ordinator Ledua Mafi said the project, which covered 15 course subjects such as Front Office and Food and Beverage, Basic Cooking and Pastry, Basic Screen Printing and Small Engine Repair to name a few, had been carried out in the village since last week.

Participants are mainly from the district of Komave and are being hosted at Namatakula Village.

“Our main aim is to train those who are unemployed and give them a starting point to learn a trade and hopefully do something useful out of what they have learnt,” Mr Mafi said.

First time Basic Cooking and Pastry course participant Senivosa Batibasaga, 42, said she was happy she took the time to learn new things at the training.

“I currently manage my home stay business here at home and most times I cook basic meals for my guests and it mostly consists of what I know I can cook,” Mrs Batibasaga said.

“From this course, I have learnt a lot of new things, which will help me serve my guests better and improve the service quality of my business.”

The participants graduate on Friday at Namatakula Village and they will walk away with Fiji National University participation certificates.

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