The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) has partnered with Projects Abroad Fiji in efforts to develop robust engagement programmes which will elevate public knowledge on consumer rights and responsibilities.
The partnership with Projects Abroad Fiji via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will see international volunteers with expertise in community outreach engaging in awareness raising programmes with the required assistance from FCCC.
Under the MOU, FCCC shall provide guidance to the international volunteers on areas requiring awareness, train them on the information to be shared with the communities and schools in particular and, provide promotional materials and other assistance as and when required.
Projects Abroad Fiji is a volunteer facilitating organization helping engage volunteers to create a positive impact in the communities and as part of the MOU they will prepare the international volunteers accordingly to ensure they follow the standard rules and procedures of the educational sessions.
“The essence of such a collaboration is to create a more informed and knowledgeable Fijian market who are able to exercise their rights where needed, identify unethical practices and contact the relevant authority when required”, said FCCC CEO, Joel Abraham.
Abraham, said that the MOU will greatly assist FCCC in achieving its Strategic Goals and , achieving FCCC’s vision and mission. He added increased awareness will allow to reach out to people who are otherwise unable to access the services and seek assistance in a timely manner.
The MOU was signed at the FCCC office by the FCCC Commissioner, Romil Patel and Projects Abroad Organisation Limited Country Director, Karishma Nandan.