The British Council’s Active Citizens programme is a social leadership programme that promotes inter-cultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is delivered through a network of partners around the world, involving civil service organizations, local authorities, communities and groups. In Fiji, the British Council launched the Active Citizens programme through the iTaukei Trust Fund Board as its local delivery partner, sponsoring the trial phase of the programme including the TOT and cascading workshops in different communities. The programme started in 2016, and since then they have trained facilitators who will in turn cascade the programme into their communities to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change. Featured below are communities from Kanakana in Cakaudrove and Fieldworkers from Rewa:
Label of Authenticity
The Label of Authenticity (LOA) project was an initiative by the Department of Culture and Heritage in 2005, to develop a seal or label to authenticate works of art by Fijian and Rotuman artists. The aims were to promote the works of indigenous artisans both nationally and internationally; to retain ownership and copyright over their productions; and maintain the integrity of Fijian and Rotuman culture. Most countries use this approach to protect artisans and craftspeople from exploitation of their designs, motifs and original art works. TTFB sponsored the LOA project at the cost of FJD$60,000 in 2005 and 2006.