Tonga and Samoa adopt Fiji’s REACH Project
February 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Dr. Josefa Koroivueta
Following the successful endorsement of the senior government officials from Samoa and Tonga, the Social Welfare Ministry recently launched the REACH Pilot Project in the two countries.
Outgoing Permanent Secretary, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta says recognizing its success in Fiji, the two Pacific Island countries indicated strong interest in adapting the model.
Dr. Koroivueta says the REACH Pilot Initiative will promote peacebuilding, social cohesion, and inclusiveness in Samoa and Tonga.
“Our trip into the Pacific was basically to share with Samoa and also Tonga the best practices and also the benefits that REACH as a platform would bring to the people, will bring to the government and to the nation.”
The Fiji REACH Project is the flagship project with UNDP, aimed at creating awareness and raising service delivery on social, economic and legal rights enshrined in the 2013 Constitution.