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$7,500 Grant For Youths In Ra Province

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation under its Sustainable Funding Programme handed over a total of $7500 grant to three communities based organisations (CBO) in the Province of Ra. The grant aims
21 Jul 2018 10:00
$7,500 Grant For Youths In Ra Province
From left: Rewasa Youth Club president Ilikana Rogoi, Ra Provincial Youth administrator Tevita Nakeba, CBST Fiji Project officer Roneet Prasad and members of the club. Photo: Vodafone Fiji

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation under its Sustainable Funding Programme handed over a total of $7500 grant to three communities based organisations (CBO) in the Province of Ra.

The grant aims to assist with income generation projects that would assist in sustaining the livelihoods of young men and women members of each organisation.

The three community based organisations that were recipients of the grant of $2500 each were Nausori Women’s Club, Rewasa Youth Club and Lado Youth Club for bee-keeping and poultry farming respectively.

Rewasa Youth President Ilikana Rogoi said that we were grateful to have received the grant to start up their poultry project.

Mr Rogoi said in the coming weeks the poultry farm would provide alternate fresh supply of chickens for their village people who usually have to travel long distances to buy chicken.

Lado Youth Club President .Timilai Bai said they expected to generate a total of $1500 in each harvesting of honey from their Bee-keeping project which would be a source of income and employment for their youth members.

Nausori Women’s Club president Ani Ranadi said: “Through this grant we would purchase five double bee hive boxes and it would provide an extra source of income to assist us rural women to better support our family.”

Ms Ranadi said it was inspiring to hear how corporate giving initiatives were bringing social change in the lives of people.

Also present to witness the grant handover were Ra Provincial Youth administrator Tevita Nakeba, Ra Women’s Interest officer Timaleti Kalou and Capacity Building and Storytelling Fiji (CBST Fiji) Project officer Roneet Prasad.

CBST Fiji Project officer Roneet Prasad said: “It is important to capture this unique corporate and community partnership story which is important to publicise to inspire more corporate giving in Fiji.”

A total of 36 grants worth $100,000 have been approved by the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation Trustees for disbursement in this quarter of the year.

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad said: “As one of the leading corporate philanthropic organisations, we at the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation are committed to go beyond our social investment strategy in connecting people with such opportunities that improve the lives of ordinary Fijians by bringing positive social and economic benefits with lasting impacts.”

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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