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Rotuman women encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship

Young women on the island of Rotuma have been encouraged to venture into entrepreneurship as an alternative source of income. Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou conveyed this during the sewing material display of the Rotuma Young Women in Business at Ahau government station on Rotuma earlier this week. Minister Tuitubou said the women […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

September 2, 2016 3:45 pm

Young women on the island of Rotuma have been encouraged to venture into entrepreneurship as an alternative source of income.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou with members of Rotuma Young Women in Business at Aha'u Government station. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou with members of Rotuma Young Women in Business at Aha’u Government station. (DEPTFO)

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou conveyed this during the sewing material display of the Rotuma Young Women in Business at Ahau government station on Rotuma earlier this week.

Minister Tuitubou said the women can earn reasonable income if they pursue their sewing talent further.

TUITUBOU: “From the looks of your display today, it is evident that you can earn reasonable income if you pursue your sewing further and I hope that you will one day be contenders for the Ministry of Youth and Sports sponsored Young Entrepreneurs Award at the annual Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Awards.”

He also urged the young women to utilise the services of the Youth Administrator who was stationed on the island to develop their creative skills further to boost their productivity through sewing and other activities as a viable means of income generation.

Rotuma Young Women in Business president, Julie Tigarea, thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports for bringing the multi-skills training program to the island which enabled them to learn the basics of tailoring.

TIGAERA:”We are indeed fortunate to have been a part of the multi-skills training program and we are very grateful to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for bringing such programs to our island as we are located very far from Fiji and to be thought of by the Government to up-skill us as it has enabled us to sew and make affordable clothing as it is an advantage for us young women here on the island.”

She added that the Rotuma Young Women in Business looked forward to further training as an avenue to bolster their entrepreneurial sewing venture

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