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Organization: The Virtues Project Fiji
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Postal address of organization/institution

Contact Information -
P.O. Box 451
Lautoka, Fiji Islands

The office is located at -
9 Ragg St.
Lautoka, Fiji Islands.

E-mail address of organization/institution

verona@virtuesfiji.org

Website address of organization/institution


Telephone of organization/institution

phone: (679) 6662535
fax: (679) 6663414

PRIORITIES: All of the organization's domains of culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE AND SOLIDARITY

TOP PRIORITY: The organization's most important culture of peace activity

EDUCATION FOR PEACE

PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?

- The organization has been supported by grants for AusAID, Vodafone ATH Foundation Fiji and CANADA Fund to work with schools, prisons, parents and prefects since its registration in 2002

- The next 12 months of this project is to train around 50 facilitators and get them conducting workshops throughout the communities. One of the outputs from this project is that it will move beyond the boundaries of the Ba Province eventually providing training throughout the entire country.

- Recently the Vodafone ATH Foundation supervisors came to talk to us. We were told that they were very happy to support this project because after supporting our schools project children of the Board members were coming home and talking about the virtues activities at their schools.

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ACTIONS: What activities have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the ten years of the Decade? If you already made a report in 2005, your information from 2005 will be included in the 2010 report.

- The Virtues Project Fiji was registered as an NGO in 2002. áVerona Lucas is the Chairman of the Board, Shirley Matau is the Manager and Merseini Mateiwai is the trainer for the Fijian language courses.

- Current activities are addressing parenting in the Ba Province and the stories that are being told have participants in tears.

- 6 Introductory workshops have been carried out over the past three months and the project now moves on to train facilitators. In many instances the participants who represent almost every village in the Ba Province have returned to their communities to share what they have learned with immediate impact on those communities.

- Right as I write this there are 15 young adults here downstairs at our house going through a workshop with the objective of their becoming facilitators.


PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the second half of the Decade?

- The project is clearly impacting the wider community and changing attitudes.

- Recently the Vodafone ATH Foundation supervisors came to talk to us. We were told that they were very happy to support this project because after supporting our schools project, children of the Board members were coming home and talking about the virtues activities at their schools.

OBSTACLES: Has your organization faced any obstacles to implementing the culture of peace and nonviolence? If so, what were they?

- pending input.

PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization in the short, medium and long term to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence?

- Virtues Project Fiji successfully completed an EU funded project to provide more training for schools throughout the rural areas in Fiji.

- Before the end of this year it is intended that we will give the Vodafone ATH Foundation a proposal for their support to develop the young adults who currently cannot find work and are stuck at home. This project will be a partnership between the Ba youth program whose coordinator who is offering land for the youth to learn useful skills and the Virtues project to provide the personal development of each participant.

- continued outreach with this project until the entire society has changed from the culture of bullying and intimidation to one of love, cooperation and unity with all the strategies of the virtues project openly structuring the way we relate to each other.

GLOBAL MOVEMENT: How do you think the culture of peace and nonviolence could be strengthened and supported at the world level??

- The project is clearly impacting the wider community and changing attitudes.

- Continue outreach until the entire society has changed from the culture of bullying and intimidation to one of love, cooperation and unity with all the strategies of the virtues project openly structuring the way we relate to each other.
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