Single mothers graduate from Solo Mum’s Project

The 19 graduates of the Solo Mums Project— an initiative of International Needs Fiji with the chief guests Director Women Selai Korovusere and the First Secretary Bilateral of the NZ High Commission Sally Waswo. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

NINETEEN single mother’s graduated today from the Solo Mum’s Project – an initiative of International Needs Fiji.

Families and friends gathered in numbers at Wesley Butt St women’s Hall today to witness the occasion.

Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s director for Women Selai Korovusere said as a ministry, they were strengthening their work on the elimination of violence against women.

“Under our programs, these are the kinds of programs we want to strengthen and we want to see more of it happening,” Ms Korovusere said.

She acknowledged International Needs Fiji for taking the initiative to create a program to assist single mothers in Fiji.

“This is to empower single mothers from the ages of 20-45 years to better their economic participation,” she added.

The program is funded by the New Zealand government and first secretary development for the New Zealand High Commission to Fiji Sally Wawso said this was an extensive 17-week program to help single mothers move forward.

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