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Save the Children Fiji (SC-Fiji) is deeply concerned by the recent figures on the acts of violence against children highlighted in the media for the past months. The last three months’ cases reported in the media included child sexual abuse, bullying, teenage pregnancies, child exploitation, missing children, abduction, incest and other violent behaviours committed against […]

Bullying is Never Acceptable

“Bullying is an issue that has affected too many students for too long and too many have suffered as a result”. These were the words of Save the Children Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Iris Low- McKenzie after learning of the latest bullying incident claiming the life of a 16-year-old student of Ratu Navula College in […]

Rise in Sexual Offences Against Children

Save the Children Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Iris Low-McKenzie says that the current statistics from ODPP indicate there is a growing epidemic of sexual offending against children in Fiji. The recent statistics released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) for March 2019 alone, indicate that over 60% of sexual offences were […]

Ministry of Health and Save the Children unite

Assistant Health Minister, Hon. Veena Bhatnagar launched Save the Children Fiji’s annual Race for Survival event dedicated to improving the health of children across the country. More than 500 school children from Labasa and surrounds were involved in the 1500m relay race focused on bringing awareness to the impact of dry weather on children’s health […]

Clean hands save lives

Save the Children Fiji are using glitter to teach the benefits of washing your hands with soap to children across the country in their kindergarten classrooms, today. As part of their annual Race for Survival to be held this week, Save the Children are this year focusing on preventing water borne diseases which are likely […]

Save, Sip, Survive for drought

Save the Children Fiji has kicked off an innovative health strategy in Labasa today launching its ‘Save, Sip, Survive’ campaign designed to protect the health of communities impacted by dry weather conditions. The campaign has been designed in partnership with Ministry of Health and supported by experts in Water and Sanitation, Public Health and the […]

Computer helps marganilized children

Save the Chilidren Fiji’s Ana Lotata Colati has been helping educate community teachers in Fiji for more than a decade and her work has become a little easier thanks to the Rotary Club of Suva and SOPAC’s Talanoa Club (SPC) after the donation of a new computer. Ana’s work helps train community teachers whilst mentoring […]

Fiji Gas secure education for children

Fiji Gas has donated $3000 to a community preschool at Kalekana on the outskirts of Lami Town in Fiji which will secure future education for the locally run preschool. The money will be used to create toilet blocks next to the school which will ensure the centre is one step closer to becoming a recognised […]

Teacher’s future manual created

More than 20 of Save the Children’s teachers from across the Western Division worked with Ministry of Education this week to help create a user manual for early childhood teachers working in informal communities across the country. The ‘Safe & Healthy Start. Grow Smart’ Manual will help communities wanting to start locally based education centres […]