Today we witnessed an exciting new partnership sign up with Up-Skill Yourself and Leadership Fiji.
Up-Skill Yourself is a company founded by Leadership Fiji Alumni of the 2015 Program, Ms. Veronika
Naiwaqa. In signing the MoU with Leadership Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Naiwaqa said “she would
like many others to benefit from this program as much as she did, and this sponsorship is her active
support to impact individuals in the future”.

Leadership Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sharyne Fong said, “We are so grateful that Ms. Naiwaqa
LF2015 reached out to see how she could give back to Leadership Fiji, and in discussions we realized that
we shared the same values and vision in developing, mentoring and nurturing Fiji’s next generation of

‘Up-Skill Yourself” was established in Suva, Fiji in 2018 and provides learning & development services,
developmental training, team building & individual coaching dissecting the topic “Effective
Communication (Public Speaking) & Leadership” into simple tools & acquirable skills. They create
professional, social and safe learning environment where Organizations’ and learners are engaged,
impacted and transformed. USY’s Trainer Ms. Naiwaqa, is also a certified Trainer & Coach in global
developmental frameworks i.e., MBTI, EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 and DISC Flow.

Leadership Fiji is an independent, non-partisan, non-aligned entity that has been in operation for 22
years and has had over 500 Alumni who have gone through the 9-month program. It is our Alumni that
are the strength of our future, and those Alumni such as Ms. Naiwaqa in paying it forward through her
company gives us hope.

Ms. Fong 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.

The partnership was sealed today at Leadership Fiji’s home at 6 Denison Road, Suva with the signing of
a Memorandum of Understanding with Up Skill Yourself becoming a bronze partner in donating $2,500
over the next three years.

Photo caption:
1. (L-R): Leadership Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Sharyne Fong and Up-Skill Yourself Director, Ms.
Veronika Naiwaqa sealing the partnership.


For more information about Leadership Fiji, our CEO Ms. Sharyne Fong can be contacted on 777 4857,
or on email address or visit our website


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