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Informal Settlement Education and Livelihoods (Fiji)

People from remote Fijian islands seeking work in Suva, have ended up living in ‘informal’ settlements, in cobbled together housing and no municipal infrastructure.

While education is free in Fiji, ‘squatter’ children still miss out because basic school supplies are unaffordable. We support the families in one such community by providing school uniform, school badge, a school bag and a pair of school shoes.

Education breaks the poverty cycle, and some of these children have made it to university. Additional funding is no longer needed for this project.

Our Impact

Over the last five years we have supported 500 children to go to school, and two to attend university.

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Methodist Church in Fiji


Poverty Alleviation

News from the field

  • A special thank you from Fiji March 27, 2019A special thank you from Fiji
    We were thrilled to receive a handwritten letter from a student who has been part of our Informal settlement school subsidy program in Fiji. Mira* just graduated and wanted to say a big thank you to the Uniting Church for supporting her education. Many of you gave a ‘Set for School’ gift card last Christmas, ...