A strange thing has happened to our Geelong Visual Diary blog. It's been reported as a spam blog! How strange. It certainly isn't! Anyway they threaten to delete it so we'll see what happens next. Meanwhile it seems I'll have to post here, even though i declared I would take a holiday!
I was interested to read about the YWCA in Fiji in one of Fiji's papers today, with a picture of Esiteri Kamikamica and others and we certainly remember people like Amelia. The Y in Suva was started in 1962 by Ann Walker and Ruth Lechte from Australia. Where are they now I wonder? Why did they have a man as guest speaker? Come on girls, you can do better than that!
Women remember former YWCA memberBy SAKIASI NAWAIKAMA
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Esiteri Kamikamica, centre, was among members at the Young Women's Christian Association's 125th-year celebration at JJ's on the Park at Sukuna Park in Suva yesterday.
MEMBERS of the Young Women's Christian Association paid tribute to the late Amelia Rokotuivuna as they celebrated World YWCA Day at JJ's on the Park in Suva.
Association president Leba Mataitini said the celebration was special because they had achieved close to a miracle in reviving the association after many years.
Last year, a group of women came together to revive YWCA Fiji for the sake of Fiji's young women.
"We want a YWCA that will continue to be relevant to the challenges faced by women and girls of Fiji today," said Ms Mataitini.
Chief guest Gary Wiseman, manager of United Nations Development Program in the Pacific, said for women, personal security was an issue that needed to be addressed in relation to increasing crime and ensure better policing, including better communication and transport for the police force.
"For community security, some of the issues were the need for greater respect for each other, need to address the expiration of leases and displacement of families, the needs for better access to information and the role of the media and the significant issue of violence in the community," Mr Wiseman said.
The celebrations continue today.