Digicel Offers Financial Assistance For Community Development

Digicel continues to roll out funds from its $50,000 community grant pool, for development.
12 Dec 2020 15:21
Digicel Offers Financial Assistance For Community Development
From Left, Jona Konataci, Malisha Chand, Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Officer Farid Mohammed, Alanieta Atama, And Reshmi Nisha

Four people received grants from Digicel yesterday, for their com­munity development plans.


Reshmin Nisha, of Bila settlement in Korolevu, Nadroga, hopes to assist her community with clean water, by constructing a water catchment sys­tem.

The project is valued at $2000.

The community’s current dam is al­most 60 years old, with unrepairable corrosions.

The best solution would be to con­struct a water catchment system, that would ensure clean water source both from rain water and from the same stream that fills the damn., she said.


Alanieta Rose Atama of Lomaivuna, Naitasiri, is a youth activitist in cli­mate change, women’s rights and em­powerment, and sexual and reproduc­tive health and rights.

After witnessing the challenge faced by women in the village in accessing sanitary products, Ms Atama pro­duced sustainable and reusable sani­tary pads, which are also harmless to the environment.

Digicel said the cost of the project was yet to be submitted.


Malisha Chand, of Pioneer Educa­tion Fiji, Waimanu Road, Suva, focus­es on inclusive education.

The special school needed an out­door play area that would suit the spe­cial needs of children in the school.t is fun with sensory ideas to further ben­efit children with special needs.

The value of the project was $5000.


Jona Konataci wants to renovate two bus shelters near Colo-i-Suva village, which assists his community with their daily commute.

The upgrade works are necessary as buses run infrequently.

There are many older people in the community.

The bus shelters would not only provide a place to sit, but also protec­tion from inclement weather, and a secured feeling of safety and security.

The value of the project was $800.

A word from the sponsor

Digicel continues to roll out funds from its $50,000 community grant pool, for development.

The assistance is offered in the form of a grant.

More presentations are expected to take place in the next two weeks.

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