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Ministry signs grant agreements worth $138,855 that complement government's service provision for older persons

Ministry signs grant agreements worth $138,855 that complement government's service provision for older persons

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 15/01/2020

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole has signed grant agreements with seven agencies worth $138,855 that complement the government’s service provision for older persons.

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Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Jennifer Poole

Since 2014 a total of 11 agencies have been assisted under the National Council of Older Persons Grant with a total of $564,068.04.

The seven institutions include Housing Assistance Relief Trust (HART) Nursing Home, the Mother Aubert Home Of Compassion, the Society of Saint Vince De Paul, Senior Charitable Trust Nadi, Senior Citizens Foundation Lautoka Branch, Senior Citizens Ba Community Centre and Suva Relief Fund Trust Board.

The Grants are part of Government’s assistance through the National Council of Older Persons, which is an advisory arm of government and the umbrella body for agencies providing services to older persons.

Funding assistance is for addressing the promotion of the inclusion, protection, health and provision of enabling environments for older persons.

Poole says the signing of the grants agreement strengthens  government partnerships to elevate specific service delivery platforms to better serve senior citizens in Fiji. 

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