Sashi Kiran resigns as FRIEND CEO

Sashi Kiran resigns as FRIEND CEO

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 03/11/2022
Founder and CEO of FRIEND Fiji, Sashi Kiran

The founder and CEO of FRIEND Fiji, Sashi Kiran has resigned from her position.

FRIEND President, Adi Makelesi Tavaiqia says Kiran spent much energy in developing FRIEND as an organisation with the sole purpose of attempting to improve the lives of our people, a calling she felt deeply about.

She says her labour of love and all her efforts of the last 21 years have resulted in a platform for change where FRIEND has acquired 5 acres of freehold land, has built buildings for office, production, training and a restaurant, a network of communities they have served and strong trust and credibility with their donor partners.

Tavaiqia says under Kiran's leadership, the organisation rose each time to respond to meet the needs of the people in times of any disaster whether it was TC Amy in the North in 2003, TC Evan in 2012, TC Winston in 2016 or the pandemic in the last two years.

She says they have often seen Kiran entering communities, listening to the people as she helps develop interventions and looks for resources to meet the needs of the people.

The FRIEND President says the organisation has developed various social, economic, health and empowerment programs serving thousands in rural, urban, peri-urban and some outer islands including the economic empowerment benefitting the communities.

She says FRIEND itself has its own economic empowerment arms in various products and restaurants encouraging the values of health and local ownership for its own sustainability.

Tavaiqia says Kiran has provided training and guidance on the organisation’s sustainability and the next phase of its journey and has taken the much deserved leave of absence for the next few weeks.

We are trying to get comments from Kiran.

Speaker decides 17 FijiFirst MPs keep their seats, and refers Bainimarama and Koya for alleged probable breaches
Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has today decided that the 17 FijiFirst Party MPs who voted for the change in salaries and benefits in ...
15 hours ago
NFA unveils new uniforms after 29 Years
You will now see the National Fire Authority officers in a new look after their official attire has been revamped and launched 29 years after it was ...
12 hours ago

The actions of a few do not portray the whole organization – Acting COMPOL
Acting Commissioner of Police Juki Fong Chew has assured the public that the Fiji Police Force is not entirely corrupt - nor are all officers ...
13 hours ago

Panapasa granted bail
The former Acting Commissioner of Corrections, Salote Panapasa, has been granted bail. She appeared before Resident Magistrate Krishan Prasad in ...
13 hours ago

223 pass-out as new Police officers
223 new Police officers that recently passed out from the Fiji Police Force have been reminded that they must never forget, those, who have invested ...
17 hours ago

Fijiana XVs not banking on Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship triumph ahead of Japan test
The Vodafone Fijiana XVs side will not be banking on their triumph at the recent Oceania Women’s Rugby Championship as Japan will bring a different ...
17 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Crisis within FijiFirst relating to the termination of 17 MPs who voted for salary increases
A crisis has erupted within the FijiFirst party relating to the termination of 17 members of parliament who supported the government's motion to ...
15 hours ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
2023-2024 National Budget Address2023-2024 Budget Supplement2023-2024 Budget ...
3 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum case on alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval
It is alleged that between the 30th of June, 2022 and the 12th of July, 2022 in Suva, whilst being employed in the civil service as the Acting Prime ...
4 days ago