The charity ‘Children
of Fiji’ is formed on humanitarian grounds and has no religious or political
Our fundamental belief is
that all children have an equal right to opportunities, including love,
healthcare and education. This right is not dependent on gender, ethnic origin, cultural
background, ability, religious belief or financial status.
are realistic and accept that our ideal is unlikely to ever be accomplished
completely. This should not and does not stop us from working towards this
doing all that we can to help children, we are quite aware of our need to
educate some of the adult population.
our belief that all children should be helped wherever they are. Children do not
have any choice as to where they are born or into what circumstances they are
born. Obviously our focus is on the children of Fiji, as we have seen the need
at first hand. We do not however help the children of Fiji at the expense of
children are entitled to a childhood, the chance to play in safety, explore
their environment and establish effective relationships with other children and
adults. They should learn to show self-respect, be sensitive to the needs and
feelings of others and show respect for people of other cultures and beliefs.
They should learn to express their feelings and behave in appropriate ways,
developing an understanding of what is right, what is wrong and why.
very much hope that you will sympathise with what we are doing and support us in
whatever way you can.
Peter and Margaret Long September 2000
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