5 members of the Social Empowerment and Schooling Program (SEEP) acquired their certificates formally recognizing them as having graduated from being group collaborators to group graduates.
Saimoni Kaniwi, Kinisimere Rawakula, Firoza Bibi and Karalaini Mataqei acquired their certificates at a ceremony held by the group on December 9 in Suva.
The fifth, Ms Senilolokula was unable to attend and can obtain her certificates at a later date. Native Economic system Group (LEG) mission assistant Tailasa Vue stated, “We as a crew (SEEP) are proud to have the graduates right here in the present day and to have a good time their successes and the brilliant futures that they’ve forward of them.”
Ms Bibi and Ms Mataqei of Omkar settlement run canteens as a part of the LEG mission.
They efficiently continued their companies, thriving by the COVID-19 lockdowns, so provide to their group members wouldn’t endure and additional journey to achieve retailers wouldn’t trigger additional unfold of the virus.
Past this, the women have additionally engaged themselves in good-will group tasks of their very own accord.
They got here to note that an space simply outdoors their group shops was a hotspot for petty crimes and thievery and have begun a mission of their very own to gather funds and have avenue lights positioned within the space.
Each Ms Mataqei and Ms Bibi had been grateful for the bonds they’ve solid with different SEEP members and for the help the group supplies that has empowered them to contribute not solely to their very own households however to uplifting their total communities.
The initiative is funded by Misereor and supported by Oxfam Pacific.