Volunteer Scheme attracts more attention
May 30, 2014 2:22 am
Fiji’s Volunteer Service Scheme is attracting attention from around the Pacific.
Roving Ambassador to the Pacific, Litia Mawi says six more countries have expressed interest in the scheme.
“We’ve now received expressions of interest from other countries including the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati."
Wallis and Futuna, Tokelau, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Guam, Palau, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas have also shown interest in the scheme.
Mawi says there is ground work to be covered with the respective countries.
“The hiccup there was that all these was going under the banner of development cooperation between Fiji and the smaller island states, some of them have yet to sign that umbrella MOU under which the Fiji Volunteerism falls.”
Fiji has a total of 39 retired teachers volunteering their services in four Pacific island countries.