Vocational training

58 women vocational training graduates – FBC News

58 women who underwent a nine-week course in sewing and cooking to earn a living for themselves and their families graduated from the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Center today.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar said that these graduates will now rise out of poverty and support their families’ basic needs and become full members of their community and the nation.


“So as we celebrate your success, as we thank all of our partners and donors who have put their effort, money and energy into training you – this certificate is not just a piece of paper, it is something something that will change your life, the life of your family, for good Times are tough, use your skills and be good ambassadors for the centre.

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Akbar says that when women are empowered, they dramatically improve the lives of everyone around them – their families, their communities and the country.

She adds that 28 of these graduates each received a sewing machine.

Graduate Tarusila Narogo says the knowledge gained and the sewing machine she received during this training will broaden her sewing skills and help her family be socially and financially stable.

Narogo recognizes the Fiji Muslim League and Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Center for skills-based development and economic empowerment of women in the country.

More than 1,400 women have graduated from the center since its creation in 2015.