Participants of lifeskills courses in Jiwaka told not to depend on others

Youth & Careers

TRAINING facilitator Matthew Ten says people must learn to care for themselves instead of depending on others.
Ten told 162 participants at a skills training in Minj, Jiwaka, which focused on cooking, sewing, fish and duck farming, and peace building, that people must return to the land to survive.
Among them were 30 boys and girls from a rugby league club in Jiwaka who participated in a peace-building training to resolve conflict and restore peace on the field and in their communities.
The others learnt how to make a living by sewing blouses, cooking, fish and duck farming.
Ten distributed fingerlings to some of the participants.
“I for one believe that gardening and farming will change this nation. The prime minister or the queen cannot change this nation,” he said.
He added that the future of the country was in the hands of women. “Women organisations can change Jiwaka. I believe in the potential of women.”
Ten told the participants to go back to the land because money is earned by using the soil to produce food.