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Income projects for beggars

By TIMOCI VULA
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Update: 5:51PM THE Interagency Taskforce on beggars, spearheaded by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, is exploring areas of employment and income generating opportunities for 40 beggars who have been profiled in Suva.

This emanates through an agreement signed in April this year between the Nazarene Church and the Ministry of Social Welfare, which will result in the establishment of a rehabilitative facility at Colo-i-Suva.

The new facility has been designed to not only provide accommodation but capacity building trainings for street beggars.

Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni said in a Government statement that street beggars will be able to get into employment and generate income after training for the required skills through the ministrys Welfare Graduation Program.

The program that has a budgetary allocation of $500,000 focuses on moving welfare recipients from welfare to workfare.








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