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View the PDF document Education for sustainability in a Fijian urban community, Waiyavi : tackling health problems through home gardening .
Author: Veramu, Joseph C.
Institution: South Bank University.
Award: M.Sc.
Subject: Community education -- Fiji -- Waiyavi , Waiyavi (Fiji) -- Social conditions
Date: 1998.
Call No.: Pac LC 1036 .8 .F52 W34 1998
BRN: 976289
Copyright:This thesis may NOT be copied without the authors written permission.

Abstract: My dissertation is set within the framework of the global market economy looking at an urban Fijian community, Waiyavi in Lautoka City (the second largest,city in Fiji), the hardships people face and the ways in which-Education for Sustainability (EfS) can be used to alleviate the difficulties of their lives. It will specifically look at how EfS as manifested in community health education can be used to stop the growing problem in Waiyavi of non-communicable diseases, (NCDs) This dissertation is based on an on-going project that is being carried out in Waiyavi through the Fiji Community Education Association (FCEA) of which I am its Vice President. This is an extra-curricular interest which 1 am doing on a part-time voluntary basis in addition to my University work. As mentioned earlier, this dissertation has a practical slant, the aim being to see how EfS dealing specifically with community health can be applied to prevent the alarming increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) brought about through changing lifestyles in Waiyavi. This research has two facets, a community EfS component and an action learning programme to put into practice the enlightened ideas highlighted through participatory means. This is through the people's own initiative. The research questions that will be looked at are as follows: (1) What is the extent of lifestyle diseases in Waiyavi? (2) Does EfS have a role to play in enlightening Waiyavi people on improving the quality of their lives? (3) In what ways can home gardening improve the people's health and promote sustainability? (4) What is the role of education/learning in mobilising Waiyavi people to take action to solve their health problems?
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