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2018 Fiji Day, Melton - 13/10/18.

FIJI SCHOOLS

Education and Training

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAVE HELPED:

The Fijian Community Association in Victoria would like to thank Kamie Naicker, Pranil Singh and the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association Incorporation for their kind and generous monetary donation of $300 to help the 3 Fijian International students who recently arrived to Melbourne to further their studies. A big Vinaka vakalevu to Emily Amele Sutherland who also donated $50.

It is our prayer to God will bless you all and thank you once again for your kindness and generosity.

FIJIAN STUDENTS FROM FIJI STUDYING IN MELBOURNE NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The Fijian Community Association in Victoria has come a long way in it's four years since it was registered as a non-profit Organisation. It has continued to serve it's mission as the virtual center for providing community support services that will enhance and empower the quality of life of all Fijian Australians living in Victoria through spiritual and holistic development, language and culture,education, social cohesion, sports, healthy living and income stability.

FCAV has assisted and continued to assist members of the community in various areas including Family support, Educational assistance, Religious support, Vanua community support, support for touring Fijian sports teams, Fijians visiting from Fiji, Cutural and Traditional Dance learning, support for Fiji Flood and Cyclone victims and our Organisation is now currently helping our Fijian students settling down in Melbourne as they pursue their studies.

FCAV  is now working with 3 students that have seek assistance from us as a Community Organisation to help them look for their accomodation and other student's daily needs like beddings, warm clothes etc.while they all pusue their studies here in Melbourne.

At the moment, they have been temporarily accomodated until they find their accomodation while they have began classes. The family hosting them is seeking your support in supplying them with beddings, warm clothes etc.These students were very helpful in our recent events, the Pasifika Night and the Pacific Island Expo.

The student names are:

1. Josua Rabua - Moala, Nadi (IT),
2. Kalelia Coriakula - Natokalau, Cicia, Lau (Hospitality Management)
3. Emori Rokobose - Lawaki, Tailevu (Business Management/Accounting)

The students also need work to help them in their daily needs. If you have work at home or you know of someone looking for people to work, please message us on facebook or call 0420848896 so that we can make arrangements.

We are seeking your assistance in helping these students achieve their goals in their education.

2018 FCAV EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SPORTS SUB-COMMITTEE

Meet the Committee members of the FCAV (Education, Youth and Sports) Sub-Committee.

The Committee Chairman is Mr Samu Tiqatabua and Committee secretary is Mrs Heather Carr (Assist. Principal of Highvale Secondary College).

Members include Mr Seru Nabalarua, Mr Jotame Ratabua, Mrs Lice Tawake and Mr Kamal Kishore.

FCAV Executive Committee members are also members of the Committee which includes the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the 3 Chairman from the other 3 FCAV Sub-Committees.

 

PASIFIKA PROJECT OPENS FREE LEGAL CLINIC

If you are in the West and need Legal advice or know someone that needs support get a long to this Pasifika Legal Clinic. 

A meeting was organised to share our experiences and wisdom with one another to help plan the project and put in place a legal clinic that will help the Pasifika (Maori and Pacific Islander) communities in Melbourne’s West seek free legal services.

The Pasifika Project, a new initiative funded by Victoria Legal Aid, hopes to engage Pasifika communities living in Melbourne’s western suburbs by:

-learning what their legal problems are,
-addressing their legal needs through a legal clinic which is set to commence (hopefully) in mid-April.,
-exploring root causes and underlying issues to those problems,
-push for changes in the law
-empower communities on their legal rights and responsibilities
-identify and facilitate ways for intervention and prevention;
improving access to services and referral pathways e.g. housing

Representatives of the Fijian Community at the meeting included:

1. Mr Vonivate Driu (President - FCAV)
2. Mr Eroni Lewaqai (Chairman - FCAV Religion,Language and Culture).
3. Mrs Katarina Driu (Secretary - FCAV).
4. Mr Tui Savu (Lawyer - FCAV guest)

Photo: Members of the Pacific Island Community Leaders meeting organised by the WEstjustice Community Legal Centre on Thursday 1 March @ 72 Buckley St, Footscray.

 

 

2018 FCAV (EDUCATION, YOUTH AND SPORTS) SUB-COMMITTEE MEETS TO MAP OUT PLAN FOR 2018

REACH 4 YOUR FUTURE FOUNDATION ROLLS OUT FIRST MICROSOFT IT ACADEMY

The Fijian Community Association Victoria wishes to congratulate the Reach 4 Your Future Foundation for finally launching the new and first Microsoft Academy in Fiji. The leader of the Foundation, Mr Ganesh Sen, a member of the Fijian Community Association Victoria addressed members in it's meeting on Sunday 15/06/15 at Melton, Victoria going into details on the work that the Foundation has been carrying out in Fiji. The FCAV supports the tremendous work that the Foundation is doing giving back to the communities in Fiji especially in the ares of IT education and Digital literacy.

On the back of Launching Fiji's First Microsoft IT Academy on March 4th, 2015 at Natabua High School, Lautoka Fiji, the Foundation has set the benchmark for Fiji's Digital Literacy Curriculum. Discussions are now underway with the Foundation, Microsoft and Ministry of Education to Introduce a Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum for Primary, High and Technical Colleges based on Microsoft's ITA global program.

The Program will also include introduction of a Microsoft certified device program for schools. Mr Sen said that "The Foundation is now looking for your support and volunteers to participate in our program, which foresees introduction of a globally recognised IT program in Fiji's schools to close the digital gap."

The Fijian Community Association Victoria wishes to encourage everyone in the community to join these exciting programs including engineering and infrastructure run by the Foundation to assist the many Fijians and Pacific Islanders who live below poverty line and be part of their life changing journey.

If you are a former Fijian or Pacific Island descendant and would like to assist your country of birth or heritage, please attend the AGM and see how you can assist our Pacific Islanders find their way into todays digitised learning environment. Details of the AGM are given below:

DATE: Saturday 21 March 2015

TIME: 4:00pm

VENUE: RMIT Carlton Campus, Level 3, Room B57. (Corner of Queensberry Road and Lygon Street)

Please contact Ganesh Sen on 0411850462 if you need more information.

Related links:

Fiji Times 

Fiji Government 

Fiji Sun 

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING - FCAV

The Fijian Community Association Victoria values the importance of education and training. It  will work hard with other stakeholders to see that our community is a knowledgeable community. Training and workshops will be encouraged and our President, Mr Vonivate Driu, a former lecturer at the Fiji National University and now with Chisholm TAFE will help run the training needs of the Association.

Apart from formal education and training we  also would offer training on the Fijian Language, Culture, Fijian Traditional dances and Fijian food preparation.

For any career consultation or educational needs that you have, please contact Mr Driu on:

email:                       vtawase@hotmail.com

phone:                     0420 848 896