Delegation for the Pacific

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Improving the livelihoods of rural women in Fiji

29/01/2015 - Improving the livelihoods of rural women in Fiji

A partnership between the European Union and local NGO, Foundation for Rural Integration and Enterprise of Fiji (FRIEND) helped a 57-year-old in Rakiraki to create her own business. The EU-funded project is helping many rural women across Fiji earn money by engaging them in the production of herbs, fruits and vegetables, honey and providing other opportunities for them.

European Union to Boost Ha'apai Cyclone Recovery Efforts

20/01/2015 - European Union to Boost Ha'apai Cyclone Recovery Efforts

More than 1,000 households and 30 commercial and government offices on Ha ‘apai in the Kingdom of Tonga, will benefit from more efficient energy networks thanks to a TOP 2.3 million (€1 million) grant from the European Union. The funds will be released to the Government of Tonga as part of cyclone rehabilitation efforts. The island of Ha'apai sustained serious damage and significant power losses following Cyclone Ian in early 2014 when its energy grid was badly affected after 90 percent of the power lines on the island were damaged.

European Union Project Helps to Keep Kids in School

20/01/2015 - European Union Project Helps to Keep Kids in School

A new EU-supported programme implemented by Takiama Ma’a Tonga Incorporated (TMT) will help address the increasing rate of school dropouts in the Kingdom. The TOP 280,000 initiative will ensure that adequate strategies and programmes are put in place to significantly and rapidly reduce the number of dropouts. This innovative programme will allow all stakeholders, including policy makers, school leaders, teachers, parents, children and their communities to work together to keep children in schools.

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