3 Civil Society organisations receive Public Diplomacy Small Grants from the US Embassy

3 Civil Society organisations receive Public Diplomacy Small Grants from the US Embassy

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 28/10/2021
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The Fiji Arts Council, Lifeline Fiji and the Young Women Christian Association have today received Public Diplomacy Small Grants from the US Embassy.

The Fiji Arts Council’s project will increase youth’s knowledge of arts and culture while also teaching them about the income-generating craft of jewelry making.

Lifeline Fiji provides psycho-social support workshops, which offer mental health resources for first responders approaching individuals in crisis. The workshops will also teach youth healthy coping mechanisms to share within their communities.

The Young Women Christian Association’s We Rise! project will empower and educate 25 young women on their civic responsibilities.

The Public Diplomacy Grants program awarded US$49,000 to five organisations in the 2021 Fiscal Year.

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Rebecca Owen says they are pleased to partner with civil society organisations dedicated to the same values and goals of the United States of America.

She says they are honored to support organisations that are tackling issues that affect vulnerable populations.

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