26 Apr 2019

Science camp for girls in Fiji

12:18 pm on 26 April 2019

Fiji's Ministry of Women is hoping to encourage more women into science based study with a four day camp for thirty girls being held next week.

Fiji's Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa

Fiji's Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa Photo: RNZ/Christine Rovoi

The project aims to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is being run with support of the organisation known as Graduate Women.

Thirty girls aged from six to 13 were selected from a total of 200 applications for the camp which is being held from 29 April to 2 May.

At the launch of the event the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa, said educating women boosts confidence, participation in society and reduces poverty for women and their families.