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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