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Vehicle To Loloma Team

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has provided a vehicle to be used fulltime by the Operation Loloma Team in the Western Division. This is to help the
23 May 2015 09:09
Vehicle To Loloma Team
Permanent Secretary for Social Welfare Dr Josefa Koroivueta (third from left), with the vehicle provided for Loloma team. Photo: Deptfo news

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has provided a vehicle to be used fulltime by the Operation Loloma Team in the Western Division.

This is to help the team’s work in helping underprivileged individuals.

This was made possible through partnership between the ministry, the Fiji Police Force and the Lautoka Town Council.

The team consists of social welfare officers, police officers and special administrators. Its aim is to transform the lives of street beggars by equipping them with skills training and employment opportunities.

While handing over the vehicle, Minister Rosy Akbar outlined the objectives of Operation Loloma.

“Detailed analysis into the lives of each beggar was the key towards removing them from the dependency stage,” she said.

“Some of these beggars are still having their applications processed with regards to social welfare assistance and setting up of bank accounts. We have involved some of them in the catering business and some as market vendors.

“The ministry provides them with financial skills training and mentoring programmes to develop their self-confidence and ability to become self-reliant.

“In collaboration with the Fiji Muslim League, the Makoi Women’s Vocational and Training Centre will become the first of its kind facility in Fiji to create skills training and employment opportunities for thousands of women.

sheetalp@fijisun.com.fj

 



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