Baker cooks up suc­cess with his bak­ery and teach­ing pro­grammes

Fiji Sun - - FRONT PAGE - MERELEKI NAI Edited by Jonathan Bryce Feed­back: mereleki.nai@fi­jisun.com.fj

Phill Wainiqolo has been rid­ing high on the suc­cess of his bak­ery in his vil­lage as well as his on­line bak­ing train­ing pro­grammes.

Orig­i­nally from Sawana in Vanu­a­bal­avu, Mr Wainiqolo also books train­ing in­vi­ta­tions from fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties around Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

His train­ing in­volves the mak­ing of a wood fired drum bak­ery and learn­ing va­ri­eties of bak­ing breads, buns, piz­zas, cakes and pas­tries.

Mr Waqaniqolo said the train­ing pro­gramme was im­por­tant to him be­cause it en­ables him to help sin­gle par­ents start their busi­nesses and earn some­thing for them­selves and their fam­i­lies.

“I love help­ing my fel­low Fi­jians with the knowl­edge I al­ready have. There were some sin­gle par­ents whom I trained and now they are sur­viv­ing with their busi­ness.” “Most of us Fi­jians have that ‘Rise and Fall’ ‘Duri Davo’ busi­ness men­tal­ity, but we have to be­lieve that we can suc­ceed in spite of the cri­sis that we are go­ing through.”

The fa­ther of two has com­pleted var­i­ous train­ings with fam­i­lies at Da­likoni Vil­lage in Vanu­a­bal­avu, fam­i­lies at Makoi in Suva, at Waimi­cia in Nalawa and at Na­tovi in Vanua Levu.

He is now sched­uled for train­ing at Tave­uni, Ka­davu and also at the west­ern side of Viti Levu.

Mr Wainiqolo had launched an on­line bak­ing course for Fi­jians liv­ing over­seas. He said he has re­ceived pos­i­tive feed­back from clients in Aus­tralia.

Perry Rina, from New South Wales in Aus­tralia, said Mr Waniqolo, as her on­line tu­tor, had en­abled her to start her bak­ery busi­ness at home.

“My spe­cial thanks to my on­line tu­tor who’s con­trib­uted so much in or­der to start my Home Bak­ery busi­ness,” she said.

“I am highly rec­om­mend­ing him for any­one who wants to start his/ her bak­ery busi­ness. He’s even help­ing me where I can pur­chase my com­mer­cial bak­ery ap­pli­ances.”

Phill Waqaniqolo at his Bak­ery at Sawana in Lau.

Phill Waqaniqolo’s va­ri­eties of Breads, buns, co­conut rolls and piz­zas.

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