Tuia International included in VSA aid programme partnerships in Pacific
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced a three year support package of $24m for Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) to help place skilled NZ volunteers in developing countries. Following a successful project in the Pacific, Tuia International has signed a partnership agreement with VSA to assist in delivering aid development projects in the Pacific. The two organisations have complementary values and corresponding approaches.
"New Zealand is a world leader in areas like agriculture and tourism development that are vital for developing countries, especially in the Pacific," Mr McCully said.
"The government wants more New Zealanders to be involved in the delivery of our aid programme"
VSA now has a strong focus on supporting economic development and is delivering more opportunities for volunteers in the Pacific".
"VSA is also offering more short-term assignments and partnering with other NZ organisations such as Downer NZ, Tuia International, World Vision and Rotary NZ to access more New Zealanders with specific expertise"