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REACH project to assist more Fijians

June 26, 2018 12:55 am

The REACH project has assisted more than 14 thousand Fijians across the country.

REACH which is an acronym for Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion takes much needed basic government services like legal aid and social welfare services and births, deaths and marriages to remote and rural communities.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Josefa Koroivueta says the REACH project is unlike any other in the innovative approach that it uses.

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“The thing so unique, extra ordinary about REACH is that it provides that human touch with expertise.”

Meanwhile in the three years since the REACH project began, 808 communities in 120 districts across the 14 provinces have benefited.

With funding support from the Government of Japan, the Deputy Chief of Mission Tsuguyoshi Hada says his government remains committed to helping Fijians at the grassroots level.

“14 000 people in Fiji have benefited from the REACH services and Japan is honored to fund such a fruitful project. We have great expectations for the third year and we look forward to seeing the project further expand its scope and benefits.”

In total, 14 389 people, which comprises of 6 733 women, 6 736 men and 920 children have benefited from the REACH mobile awareness raising and service delivery.

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