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Last year, APIDS provided a small grant to United Blind Persons of Fiji to produce a booklet "A Stepping Stone" contains 29 stories of UBP members, including six UBP Board Members.

It will raise awareness of the issues faced by vision-impaired and blind persons throughout Fiji. It will also be a tool with which to advocate for their human rights including access to inclusive education and employment.

A PDF version of the booklet is attached - apologies to those who find PDF difficult to use - but it the only format in which it is available

Click here to download this file


Read about a project involving our partners in PNG and Vanuatu at apids.org/page12.htm


We are pleased to inform you that the following funds were distributed to partners in late February
FDPF (Fiji) - $3,000 to employ and train staff in accounts and sustaining branches
FAD (Fiji) - $3000 to pay rental arrears, a brochure and alphabet chart
FSM - $1000 for a 2 day workshop for women and youth with disabilities on CRPD
Palau - $1000 – Media awareness on CRPD and disability awareness in preparation for the upcoming National Disability Awareness Week - 3rd week of April 2014
PSA (Fiji) - $3000 for Rental arrears from 2013, rent for 2014, a 2014 Christmas party for PSA members, a 2014 Christmas party for St Giles patients, celebrations for World Mental Health Day 2014 and10 year anniversary celebrations for PSA
Timor Leste - $2000 for training on UNCRPD for staff
UBP (Fiji)- $3000 for membership drive and visitation
Vanuatu - $3000 for a lap top, projector, camera and computer
Cook Islands - $1000 for subtitling and airing “end the cycle” clips on CI TV


Our latest newsletter for your enjoyment
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Word Click here to download this file


We are proud to announce that we have a 19th partner - Nuie Tolomaki Auloa Association.

You can donate to APIDS at www.givenow.com.au/apids
Donations A$2 and over are tax deductible in Australia.

Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support Limited partners with the World Relief Overseas Aid Fund by acting as its agent for fundraising and the delivery of relief and development projects in developing countries. www.worldrelief.org.au/