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Fiji, Indonesia Convene Social Welfare Joint Technical Meeting

Fiji, Indonesia Convene Social Welfare Joint Technical Meeting
Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar.
July 22
09:00 2016

A delegation from the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia arrived in Fiji on Wednesday, to attend to the second Technical Working Group Meeting organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

The five member delegation from Indonesia was led by Kanya Eka Santi, Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation, Ministry of Social Affairs.

The three days programme will also include visitations to major child welfare institutions and vocational training centres in Fiji to promote networking and strengthening co-operation for mutual benefits.

These includes visitation to QVS (Queen Victoria School), Seaweed cultivation farm in Kaba Island in Tailevu, Homes of Hope in Wailoku, Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons, St Christopher’s Home in Nakasi, Samabula Senior Citizens Home and Juvenile Rehabilitation and Development Centre in Samabula, Suva.

While welcoming the delegation yesterday, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar thanked the Indonesian government for its strengthened partnership in areas of women empowerment and child protection.

“This second Joint Technical Working Group discussion on Social Welfare between the two friendly nations is indeed welcomed as we maintain consistency and determination of the established co-operation based on principles of equality, mutual respect, mutual trust and mutual benefit,” Ms Akbar said.

“The rebuilding project at Queen Victoria School (QVS) is a classic example of a wonderful opportunity which will enable our young people to resume education within an enabling environment.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Kanya Eka Santi said they were also keen to work together with Fiji in areas of social protection policies and programmes.

“This is a great opportunity for us to work with Fiji, we look forward to discuss the key areas of co-operation through the Joint Technical Working Group.

The entourage will return to Indonesia tomorrow.

Source: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

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