Prime Minister Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama last night officiated at the Homes of Hope black-tie fundraising dinner held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney. Prime Minister Bainimarama said the funds raised would definitely make a big difference in the lives of those who live at the home. “It’s easy to see why Homes of Hope has received such acclaim-their mission of rehabilitating victims of rape and trafficking is one that is desperately needed in all corners of the world,” he said. “But what makes them truly special is the holistic support they provide to women and girls who seek their services. While, as their name implies, they offer “homes” as safe havens to victims, their work to provide a helping hand to these girls, young mothers and their children goes far beyond just the roofs over their victims’ heads. “The Government needs partners to truly have a lasting, grassroots impact in our communities, and they serve as a shining example of what great things we can do when we work together towards a common goal.” The Prime Minister said the generosity shown by those who contributed last night made him proud to serve as Fiji’s Prime Minister. “Hope is what drives this charity, it drives the survivors, it rehabilitates and it drives all of us as Fijians,” he said. “As a grandfather of 19, I am wholly dedicated to ensuring that all of Fiji’s children and grandchildren grow up in a world where they are supported, inspired and loved. My passion is not only about providing that sense of undying hope for the Fijians of today, but ensuring that every generation can even be more filled with hope than the last.” The event was also attended by the Prime Minister’s wife Mrs Mary Bainimarama, some Members of Parliament in Australia and Members of the Diplomatic Corps. Ends.
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