PRF has not secured any major co-funding in its first year of operation – PRF Founder

PRF has not secured any major co-funding in its first year of operation – PRF Founder

By Mansi Chand
Tuesday 30/05/2023
Founder of PRF and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited, Amitesh Deo

Pacific Recycling Foundation has not secured any major co-funding in its first year of operation and has mostly been supported by Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited through the assistance of some partners for its operational expenses.

The Founder of PRF and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited, Amitesh Deo highlighted this when fijivillage News asked him on how much funds the foundation has received in it’s first year of operation, who provided the funds and how this has been utilised.

Deo says Pacific Recycling Foundation is still very new and a number of programs and activities have been supported by its business arm, Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited (a private company).

He says International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Swire Shipping, USAID, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), UNDP, Pacific Energy, Tourism Fiji, Asco Motors, Kokomo Private Island Resort, Vinod Patel & Company Ltd and RC Manubhai are some of the organisations that have contributed for some of the projects and events for the foundatiom and Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited.

He adds funding from PRF’s partners have gone towards projects such as the Pilot Recycling Project, Recycling on the Go, mapping exercise of the waste picking communities in Fiji, empowerment sessions for those involved in informal waste picking, Global Recycling Day celebrations and Christmas Gift Drive for the children of Collection Pillars of Recycling.

Deo says some assistance came in the form of in-kind assistance.

They also mentioned that PRF has a comprehensive audit process required by law, and audited accounts are lodged with the Registrar of Titles Office.

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