24th October 03:50 PM
For any nation to thrive, there is a need for strong hardworking women - First Lady Konrote
By Iva Danford
Thursday 12/10/2017
First Lady Sarote Konrote officiating at the opening of the Fiji Girl Guides Association 'International Day of the Girl'

For any nation to thrive, there is a need for strong hardworking women who also bestow love and goodwill, and such women exist through the proper nurturing and grooming of girls.

This was highlighted by the First Lady Sarote Konrote while officiating at the opening of the Fiji Girl Guides Association’s evening event on 'International Day of the Girl' at Domain Road in Suva.

First Lady Konrote who is also the patron of the Fiji Girl Guides Association says the event was to celebrate girls and to promote the association.

She said for a long time, girls’ talents have not been supported because of long‑held views that girls are not as important nor as essential in successful societies as boys.

Konrote says it is now evident that societies that nurture respect for women, including fostering their talents and providing opportunities for them, have become successful.

The Fiji Girls Guides Association is the largest organization in Fiji that supports girls to become capable, creative, resourceful and resilient individuals and leaders.

There are close to 4,850 members in the Fiji Girl Guides Association.

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