Govt hands grants to NGOs
April 23, 2015 1:25 am
Six NGO’s have received grants of over $47,000 from the Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar yesterday.
The funding was given to ensure there is an ample resource available to support the organizations.
Akbar urged the NGO’s – who come under the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons umbrella to put aside their differences.
“I urge you all to maintain good working relationships within your organizations and with the FNCDP. I have come to know that there are some internal rifts between NGO’s and for people with disabilities. This must stop as it does not bring any gain whatsoever to our work”.
The Spinal Injury Association of Fiji received $7,000 from the grant which will go towards recurrent expenses.
The President for the Spinal Injury Association of Fiji Mere Rodan says being supported by the government and the Ministry is very pleasing, especially to see that we also matter in society.