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Fijian govt supports developing local fashion talent
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May '14
Dr. Koroivueta (L) & Mrs. Whippy-Knight  (R)
Dr. Koroivueta (L) & Mrs. Whippy-Knight (R)
The Government of Fiji has granted FJ$ 10,000 (about US$ 5,465) to support developing fashion talent in the country. The grant will be invested into organizing the Fiji Fashion Week’s Fiji Fashion and Designing Forum, which is scheduled for May 27, 2014.
 
Dr. Josefa Koroivueta, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, presented the $10,000 cheque to Mrs. Ellen Whippy-Knight, managing director of Fiji Fashion Week Ltd. 
 
“One of the key speakers at the forum would be the professor Mandy Smith, the fashion and designing educator from Auckland University. This would be an informative session for students from University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji National University (FNU), along with various school students to acquire greater knowledge about fashion and designing,” Mrs. Whippy-Knight explained.
 
She said the grant from the Government is a timely assistance to boost the fashion designing industry in Fiji.
 
“Fashion is the fourth largest industry in the world and it’s predominantly women who are employed in many capacities of fashion, designing and modeling. This year the focus for Fiji Fashion Week is to capitalize on the tourism industry and resort wears and promoting fashion designing as an alternative career pathway for students in Fiji,” she added.
 
“The Ministry is delighted to provide this much needed support to the Fiji Fashion Week and this will certainly make a bigger impact in the lives of the women and children in Fiji. This new levels of partnership will complement the Ministry’s vision on empowering the women and disadvantaged persons. The Ministry will work cohesively with Fiji Fashion Week and other relevant ministries to pursue the new platform to provide career in fashion designs and also to unfold the designing talents of Fiji’s rural women,” Dr. Koroivueta said.
 
As part of the new partnership, further discussions will be organized between the Ministry of Women, Ministry of Youth, and the Ministry of Education with the Fiji Fashion Week Limited to expand fashion courses and skills development opportunities to youths and students. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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