THE humanitarian pursuits of Empower Pacific mirrors the intentions of the government.
This was the view of President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at the rebranding of the organisation.
"This is to assist, facilitate and empower all people, excluding none, irrespective of race, colour or religious affiliation," he said.
Rt Epeli said income-generating projects geared towards assisting those affected by floods, working with the Social Welfare Department in addressing child protection issues, working with the Yellow Ribbon Program and taking an active role in ensuring the availability of psychological support in the aftermath of natural disasters mirrored government policies of creating a Fiji that was fair for all.
"And just as the present government is making every effort to achieve this ultimate vision, civil society organisations need to ensure they are on the same wavelength.
"In this regard, Empower Pacific is leading by example. Its focus on the health and wellbeing of our people who are at risk of suicide, serious physical illness, mental illness and other major stress situations in order to help them find ways to cope with life is also resoundingly acknowledged."
Rt Epeli also acknowledged Empower Pacific's partnership with DISMAC during the recent floods and its continuing efforts to train government and non-government field workers to better prepare for traumatic situations or in the event of natural disasters like floods and cyclones.