Today we witnessed the New Zealand High Commission renew its Platinum Partnership with Leadership Fiji under the High Commission’s small grants scheme.
While congratulating Leadership Fiji, the High Commissioner, H.E. Ms. Charlotte Darlow said “New Zealand strongly supports the development of the next generation of leaders, and through this partnership we continue to offer the opportunity to aspiring Fijian leaders to enhance and advance their knowledge and skill sets”.
Leadership Fiji’s Board Chair, Mr. William Parkinson said, “We are grateful to the New Zealand High Commission for their belief in Leadership Fiji and for their generosity to continue supporting Leadership Fiji in developing, mentoring and nurturing Fiji’s next generation of leaders.”
The New Zealand High Commission has been supporting the Leadership Fiji Program development for over two decades.
The program, since its inception in 2001 has been focusing on professional, personal and community development. This year’s Leadership Fiji program has 30 diverse participants and has had over 500 graduates who have gone through the 9-month program.
Mr. Parkinson added that it is through partnerships such as this that Leadership Fiji is able to fulfil its vision of developing and enhancing the quality of leaders in Fiji. Leadership Fiji’s long-term strategic goal is to establish a Leadership Academy for Fiji and the Pacific and to expand its offering of leadership programs from its current program to across all levels of society.
Today’s partnership grant was presented by the New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms. Charlotte Darlow to Leadership Fiji Board Chair Mr. William Parkinson.
1. (L-R): New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Ms. Charlotte Darlow, and Leadership Fiji Board Chair Mr. William Parkinson