The organisations including eight schools, eight community groups and organisations and two women’s committee have been selected for the high commission’s financial year 2019/2020.
Recipients are selected according to priorities set by the High Commissioner and the in-country High Commission Fund administration team, and must be in line with the New Zealand Aid Programme’s mission of ‘sustainable development in developing countries, in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.’
“The quality of projects and applicants to the High Commission Fund continues to reflect the significant role of the community in delivering grass-roots initiatives, here, in Samoa,” said New Zealand High Commissioner to Samoa, Dr Trevor Matheson.
“This is even more important now as Samoa, like the rest of the world, faces — and responds to — the challenges Covid-19 is presenting to our health services, economy, social systems, and broader way of life.”
Every year, the New Zealand High Commission in Samoa supports a range of local projects that contribute to wider community well-being and development, through the High Commission Fund.