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Twenty women completed the Digital Literacy Essentials (MC00013) micro-diploma course, which aims to give them better job prospects.

The training was delivered through the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in conjunction with International Needs Fiji.

Most of the participants were unemployed single mothers and aspired to start small businesses to support themselves. Tim Harbison, APTC’s Director of Skills for Employment and Training, said the focused approach of collaborating with International Needs Fiji to deliver the training has helped APTC ensure inclusive educational outcomes.

“We believe that equal access to education and skills for women is essential to the health and social development of families, communities and society as a whole,” he said.

International Needs Fiji Executive Director Tomu Raiviu said their aim is to transform lives and change communities by helping to provide skills for new opportunities.

“Working with APTC has allowed us to provide much-needed training to more women,” he said.

Participant Sereima Lebanimara found the training beneficial for her screen printing, tie-dyeing and home-baking business.

“The training taught me how to use the internet effectively to better promote my business on social media,” she said.

The micro-accreditation course was delivered over two days as part of a four-day training program that included jewelry making and financial literacy sessions.

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