FijiFirst is committed to reducing poverty to a negligible level by breaking down barriers set up by gender, age, disability, and economic standing.
FijiFirst has enhanced the social welfare system to ensure that it is well-targeted and provides support to vulnerable Fijians in need. Social protection programmes have been expanded from welfare allowances to support the living expenses of needy families, the elderly and disabled persons. In addition, targeted assistance is provided to support education, the health of pregnant women in rural areas, subsidies to access basic utilities, and access to essential medicine.
The range of Social Welfare programmes include:
- Care and Protection programmes for children as stipulated under the relevant legislation
- Alleviation of poverty through social protection programmes for the disadvantaged
- Administration of Poverty Alleviation programmes
- Services to older people
- Services to differently-abled People