Fiji helps Tonga with REACH project
February 24, 2019 7:27 am
The Social Welfare Ministry is helping Tonga successfully implement the REACH project to help its people.
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.
Between 2013 and 2018 project in Fiji has seen a remarkable achievement whereby 956 communities have been assisted using a mobile service delivery approach.
Outgoing permanent secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta says they have trained the trainers in Tonga who are ready to roll the project.
“Tonga was very very excited, they were inspired, they were truly engaged and we were quiet surprised to see them take this on. Most of all the willingness by them to undertake the advance mission and the commitment to have the first pilot in Tonga.”
Dr Koroivueta says they are sharing Fiji’s best practices with Tonga under the South South Cooperation and the good relationship the two countries share.