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Leadership Fiji helps build houses

By RINU SHYYAM Leadership Fiji 2012’s (LF2012) initiative is aimed specifically at assisting emerging young leaders to cope with the demands of the ever-changing world so that Fiji reaches its
02 Oct 2012 08:01

By RINU SHYYAM

Leadership Fiji 2012’s (LF2012) initiative is aimed specifically at assisting emerging young leaders to cope with the demands of the ever-changing world so that Fiji reaches its full potential in the widest sense.
With this sentiments the participants of LF2012, based in Suva, partnered with Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFHF) to build two houses for flood victims at Sovi Bay
Wilson Rigamoto from HFHF welcomed LF2012 to be part of this New Zealand-aided project.
The project involved building the two houses in line with the disaster recovery projects carried out by HFHF in areas affected by floods in March 2012. HFHF has in the past rebuilt the homes of 46 families who were affected by Cyclone Tomas which struck in March 2010.
The LF2012 group spent a day at the site helping with painting and general construction work.
A participant, Ritesh Sharma, said “It was a great learning experience for emerging leaders  and gave us  a better understanding of what it takes to deliver change in people’s lives via charity and community work.’
LF2012 also donated hard hats, hammers, measuring tapes, combination squares and gloves as part of the successful completion of the project.
The group visited the site on September 21 and were impressed with the successful completion of the project.
LF2012 is a programme that exposes participants to leaders from across society, in a structured manner, providing them with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the country, its history, economic and social structure.
Since its inception, 229 people have graduated from the Leadership Fiji programme and are part of the Leadership Fiji alumni. The graduates of Leadership Fiji continue to demonstrate their commitment to Fiji through their engagement in various community initiatives. Their engagements, which they plan, design and implement, target marginalised groups while they source funding from various sectors.
Leadership Fiji has also been heavily involved in the development of regional leadership programmes in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands.




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