PC17 Week 5 - Semiti Media gallery

A voice for the poor

Semiti, Director of The People’s Community Networks (PCN) helps his community, living in informal settlements, work towards a better future. Semiti says “We started off with what we call the Lobby for the Poor. Because we believe that, through the voice of the poor, we can become one, and it’s very powerful”.

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Semiti and his family

Semiti, Director of the People’s Community Networks (PCN) and his family. Semiti, says, “Caritas Australia is the backbone of PCN … And without them, we cannot function”.

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Improving living conditions

A dwelling, in an informal settlement in Fiji. Families, children and communities may face more illness and struggle living in conditions without water services and sanitation.

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Empowering children

The People’s Community Network (PCN) are empowering families so they can move into better housing, which removes the stigma and bullying that children from informal settlements face when they go to school.

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Feeding the hungry

A People’s Community Networks (PCN) member collecting vegetables from the farm run by PCN members. The farm produces much needed food for hungry families and communities.

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Increasing farming skills

Members of the informal settlements on the People’s Community Networks (PCN) farming project. One of the PCN initiatives is to return members of the informal settlements back to the land to participate in the farming program. The members are very happy to be able to utilise and increase their farming skills, to provide food for their families and neighbours.

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Education to empower

Child labour is a big issue in Fiji. Semiti, the Director of The People’s Community Network (PCN), who work hard to empower people living in informal settlements and to ensure children don’t have to work so the family can have food.. He says “we believe that, through education, people can then move up the ladder”.

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Training communities

The members of the People’s Community Networks (PCN) are provided with training. PCN’s Director, Semiti, says “We…run empowerment training, in analysis for them to analyse their own situation and to see how the problem came about and also, try and solve it themselves”.

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