The youngest graduate of the Governance Graduation held early this march was aged 16 while the eldest partici-pant is recorded at 62 years. The graduates in-clude high school drop outs, stay at home moms as well as some who have never been to school, and yet can now boast having a certificate from the University of the South Pacific to call their own. FRIEND has part-nered with USP Lautoka Campus to reach out to underserved com-munities for a sustainable com-munity develop-ment program through its “Social & Eco-nomic Empower-ment Training Guide for Pacific Communities. The course looks at various modules aimed at getting the communities to look at their issues, identify their skills and resources and make action plans for improving their life-styles.
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