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Fiji Red Cross Society extends its reach

November 18, 2015 8:37 pm

The Fiji Red Cross Society is working with its donor and partners to extend its reach in the region which includes working closely with the people of Rotuma to re-establish a branch there.

Society Director General Filipe Nainoca says they used to have a branch in Rotuma however it has been inactive since 2010.

This is being done to reach out to more people in the far off maritime zones.

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“You can’t just go to Rotuma and do the same thing we are doing in other locations because it is a special place and is unique. We have to design something that is suitable for Rotuma and we have a lot of support from Rotuma to re-establish these branches in Rotuma.”

Nainoca says there were concerns that, because it is so far away from Fiji, the branch will not be able to be established sustainably.

He says this is why the programs, which they wanted to, introduce in Rotuma, was trailed in Rabi first and was deemed a success.

By May 2016 next Rabi is scheduled to be part of the Red Cross Council.

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