$5k grant for technology rollout
25 July, 2021, 3:00 pm
Lifeline Fiji received a grant of $5000 from the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation under its Sustainable Funding Program.
Vodafone ATH executive officer Ambalika Devi said the grant would help the organisation support its crisis interventions and counsellors who assisted them.
“It’s not all about the dollars as today’s (yesterday) grant signing is only a small amount which is $5k for technology rollout, what we want to see is that the changes are brought to reality in the lives of people on the ground,” she said.
“We are all responsible for our own growth, our own development, our own understanding, our own knowledge and competence but at the end of the day, we all need each other and Lifeline Fiji is there to hear.”
She said COVID-19 has brought about multiple challenges, including mental illness.
Lifeline Fiji team leader Jeremaia Merekula said the grant would allow them to provide support to Fijians in need.
“We are very fortunate that every year Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation gives a grant to help Lifeline Fiji provide for outreach and awareness programs and also support its national crisis toll-free helpline,” he said.
“This partnership with Vodafone ATH has enabled us to keep our doors open and also support our volunteers with incentives that we get and we thank every individual who has helped us.”