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Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Supports Our Rural Youths

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation bestowing its passion for the vanua approved $77,500 for 31 youth and women’s club for the province of Ba, Ra, and Nadroga Navosa Province. This is
21 Nov 2015 10:04
Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Supports Our Rural Youths

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation bestowing its passion for the vanua approved $77,500 for 31 youth and women’s club for the province of Ba, Ra, and Nadroga Navosa Province.

This is to cater for their projects which range from piggery, cattle, dalo, bee farming, Youth Store, Aqua culture projects to pruning and cleaning project with Youth Mini Internet coffee shop and other projects.

Foundation executive Ambalika Devi said their focus is to provide funding assistance and holistic building capacities in areas that matter.

“Health education, poverty and other important development indicators surrounding the project is what we target and give our assistance,” Ms Devi said.

“All Foundation funded projects are now linked to Technology.We cannot ignore the positive strength of technology and we are now embedding this to ensure sustainability of the projects that we fund.

“Currently, the foundation is setting the platform for all grants right by linking to technology for effective planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

“Since the youth clubs are in the interior, the technology is the only way we will be in touch with the projects whilst we continue to build capacities and provide support remotely,” she said.

Ms Devi also said their visit to some places in the remotes areas was an eye opener for them.

“Our visit to Nubumakita village in the Tikina of Nasau some 50km in the remote in Ra Province was a huge boost especially the passion of the youths who aspire to change lives through income generation projects.

“The discussion was around how we can increase profit and reinvest using a model that is sustainable. All seven villages in the Tikina of Nasau in Ra have Foundation support.

“Technology is the driver of effectiveness and efficiency which in turn has the strength to increase productivity.

“We want youths and women to use technology to access information and also connect to markets where they can sell their produce from remote areas,” she said.

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