Sustainable livelihood of villagers

Michele Comber, and other FNU graduates in Garment Construction. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

MORE THAN 200 villagers from the district of Dawasamu, Tailevu graduated recently from the Fiji National University’s Sustainable Livelihood Project (SLP).

Former first secretary to South Korea and chief guest at the graduation ceremony Joreti Dakuwaqa said the classes offered provided another opportunity for villagers who had missed out on tertiary education.

“If you have something that you are passionate about you should work towards achieving it,” he said.

He told the recipients to make use of their certificates and to make a living out of it after the graduation.

Olivia Mataitoga of Silana Village, Dawasamu who was the only woman recipient for the household and sanitary plumbing certificate said she would continue her study at FNU after this graduation.

Ms Mataitoga, who is a committee member for the village water project, said the training she received would help her in repairing water plumbing projects in the village.

The oldest recipient to graduate from the course was a 64-year-old woman while the youngest was a 16-year-old who graduated with a small engine repairs certificate.

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