Developing and enhancing the quality of leaders in Fiji.
The Leadership Fiji initiative is aimed specifically at assisting our emerging leaders to cope with demands of the ever-changing world so that Fiji reaches its full potential in the widest sense. We are an independent, non-partisan, non-aligned entity. The Leadership Fiji Program allows members to explore their own values, philosophies, prejudices and beliefs through a variety of issues offered by the program; provides close interaction with Fiji Island leaders in fields such as the private sector, non-governmental organizations, government ministries, youth and faith based organizations.
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LF Community Fund
Making a difference is a critical component of Leadership Fiji’s (LF) programs, as we aim to develop leaders who TAKE ACTION within the community. We firmly believe that ANYONE can lead. Since Leadership Fiji’s inception there have been many community projects carried out by our LF participants and Alumni (LFA) members, benefitting many different areas and communities in Fiji to help create a better society.
The LF Community Fund Committee which is a sub-committee of the Leadership Fiji Board was set up to receive, manage and facilitate life-changing community developments for Fiji’s communities. The Committee is run by a group of Alumni appointed initially by the Leadership Fiji Board, who have a set of guidelines that govern their role and responsibilities.
The objectives of the LF Community Fund is to:
- Receive and manage funding from organizations, donors, aid funds, past LF year groups’ and individuals to enable life-changing community developments by making a positive social impact for Fiji’s communities through the use of LFA members talent and skills to:
- Empower communities to be self-sufficient; and
- Facilitate in the development of community-based projects.
- Provide scholarships for disadvantaged developing leaders to participate in Leadership Fiji programs.
- Offer continued development opportunities for LF Alumni members.
The expectations for the LF Community Fund are that it connects Leadership Fiji, the LF Alumni and other leaders for ongoing development, reflection on issues, peer support, and connectedness to encourage one of our three pillars, i.e. Leadership Impact in Fiji’s communities. The other two pillars for Leadership Fiji are Leadership Development (LF’s core area of service and programs) and the Leadership Network (our 400+ Alumnus).
The LF Community Fund is now receiving applications for funding in the following areas; Child Development, Education, Food & Nutrition, Animal Protection, Development and Protection of Women and families, Leadership Training, Promoting Democracy, Free exchange of ideas/knowledge and Sustainable Community Environmental Projects.
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Our Community Projects
Leadership Fiji 2012 donated $1000.00 to Save the Children Fiji (SCF) to assist children in the Western Division who were affected by the floods. As part of their community initiative under the leadership program, the group held a work-a-thon at the Nasese foreshore and part of the funds raised were donated to provide assistance towards the free lunch program coordinated by SCF.
For about a month of ongoing preparation and maintenance, LF2012 successfully completed the renovation needs for the St John’s Associations Training room as part of their community work during the year. They revamped the training room by painting, and providing plumbing works, new curtains, book shelves, noticeboards, and whiteboards. This project allowed the revamp of facilities that provides first aid training and services to thousands of citizens from all walks of life since its inception.
On 28 January 2010, AusAID presented a new vehicle to the Ministry of Health’s Community Mental Health Outreach Program for use in the Community Mental Health Outreach program at St. Giles Hospital. The vehicle helped the outreach program in its efforts to assist people living with mental health issues and to increase greater community understanding and acceptance of people living with mental illness.
Frank Hilton inspired the group when he spoke to them at a Poverty Session in 2005 and when asked the question “if there was one thing you would want to do, what would it be?” His response was “there was an urgent need to implement an early intervention training program of families and caregivers of children with disabilities”.
assistance with photos and info., bring book to selected schools in Fiji
Distributed over 140 boxes or about 7000 donated library books to Serua Island, Burebasaga District School, Lami Primary School, Lami High School, Sawani Primary School (first books for their new library), Ratu Ravuama Primary School, Namataku District School, Vatumali, Women’s Prison – prompted the setup of a small library corner for inmates.