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SC Fiji farewells Shekhar

Priya Chand
Sunday, February 17, 2013

SAVE the Children Fiji's chief executive officer Chandra Shekhar has left his post to pursue new ventures.

Mr Shekhar, who held the position for five years, had made significant contributions to the organisation, particularly in the areas of emergency response during times of crisis, promoting initiatives such as positive discipline as well as raising public awareness on a number of child related issues.

SC Fiji's deputy board chairman Sanjay Singh said the organisation was going through a restructure process that required the position to be readvertised.

"It was a mutual agreement between SC Fiji and Mr Shekhar and it is just part of the restructure process," said Mr Singh.

"Mr Shekhar has done very good things for SC Fiji and we wish him well for his future."

Mr Shekhar, who celebrated his 55th birthday last week, said time had come for him to take a rest and also look into new challenges.

He said he would fully support the work of SC Fiji regardless.

"I was very appreciative and enjoyed my time as being CEO of SC Fiji.

"With all the work that has been accomplished for the organisation, I leave with full satisfaction and wish SC Fiji all the best in continuing the good work that is done for the children," he said.

Following an independent organisational review carried out in July 2012, SC Fiji is currently implementing a range of key recommendations to strengthen operational procedures, child safeguarding measures and governance standards.

Support for the organisational restructure is being provided by Save the Children International with assistance from Save the Children Australia and Save the Children New Zealand.

With this support, the organisation is confident that there will be a smooth transition with minimal disruption to program implementation.