FNU students visit FCS' industries
11 March, 2012
Students of FNU visiting the poultry shed at Naboro.
Staff and students of the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences today visited Naboro to witness first-hand the commercialization of the Fiji Correction Service’ industries.
FCS industries include the poultry farm, piggery, joinery, tailor, bakery, root crops and vegetable farm.
Yesterday morning they visited the poultry farm, piggery and root crops and vegetable farm which are all managed by inmates.
Yellow Ribbon coordinator Chief Corrections Officer Savenaca Baleiwai said the 5km walk was certainly an educational and refreshing one for them.
“It was an opportunity for them to have a look at what we have, how we manage our industries and of course our food security,” CCO Baleiwai said.
He said their visit was also part of the FCS engagement with the community.
Their visit followed a recent awareness on the need to give offenders a second chance and to accept them back into the community.
It was also an opportunity for them to assess possible areas of intervention within the entire FCS system.
The visiting team also bought eggs and bread from Naboro.
College staff member Chris Siga said while their visit will certainly not be the last, they would look at inviting the FCS to carry out more awareness among their students.
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