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'Let Girls Learn' Career Development Workshop

"Girls can do anything, Girls can study anything and Girls need to be independent". These were some of the lines of thought and laments that were exclaimed in the "Let Girls Learn" career development workshop held at the Cakaudrove Provincial House. It was organized by Peace Corp volunteer Zoey Heister and the Ministry of Youth & Sports Cakaudrove on the 22nd of September, in Savusavu. USP Labasa campus and Savusavu center were honoured to be invited to this first ever organized event with other government departments in Savusavu.

Staff members Jiupili Simmons and Ravinesh Prasad represented USP Labasa to the one day workshop. They deliberated ways on how USP can empower girls to be career oriented individuals with the right information of programmes, entry requirements, learning modes, student services and student opportunities that USP has to offer which girls can take advantage of.

The young girls who participated in the workshop are fortunate because they are part of a global exercise that drives at addressing the range of challenges preventing adolescent girls from attaining a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

The Let Girls Learn Foundation was birthed by the former first lady of USA Michelle Obama who saw the struggles of young girls in pursing good education and understood how difficult it was to purse when challenges out weight the benefits. This initiative started in March, 2015 in the United States in collaboration with other support agencies like the Peace Corp Volunteer Group thus the Peace Corp Suva facilitated this in Savusavu.

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