Goal 2 Objective 1
Immediately after Cyclone Winston had devastated large areas of Fiji. SI Lautoka swung into action. After investigating the area, they determined by personal surveys, where the greatest need was and what emergency supplies were needes .
Members of SI Lautoka consulted with advisory counsellors to identify families in distress, with support from SI members and local businesses they organised and distributed food parcels and lighting. They also undertook to get students back into school as soon as possible to reduce trauma and with support from a variety of donors, organised and distributed school packs and uniforms. The project constantly investigated needs, organised distribution, consulted experts and adjusted their work to meet unfolding needs. Feedback was positive and Soroptimist International gained valuable publicity and recognition for the valuable disaster relief provided.