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We are currently in the process of creating a thorough handover plan for the February team, and have begun finalising standard operating procedures for a variety of processes within the SoCon team. Currently we have created SOPs for the following procedures: Running a workshop Writing a module Stakeholder engagement Marketing Village Visits Memorandums of Understanding We hope that these documents will ensure a smooth, consistent transition with next month's team.

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Today we travelled to Suva, and met with an accreditation officer from the Fijian Higher Education Commission. The officer mentioned that in order to gain accreditation we must first become a registered FHEC business, or have a confirmed affiliation with a registered FHEC business. More information regarding registration and list of registered businesses can be found on FHEC website. Registration is expected to take approximately 6 weeks, but is likely to be shorter if working with an...

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Yesterday we visited Tilivalevu Village for a Kava ceremony, accompanied by both Fuel and FarmEd. After a bumpy drive through the mountains, we found ourselves in a picturesque bamboo bure overlooking Sigatoka, with views of the ocean. After a feast of tuna sandwiches, lemon tea and cassava, we were able to organise a meeting with the village headman, who was very interested in having us come to his village to present some of our workshops. He is taking our pitch to the village meeting next...

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Last night we hosted the second part of our Accounting workshop, focusing on the double entry accounting system, the income statement and the cash flow statement. Poor weather conditions meant that we had lower attendance, but the participants that did come gave very positive feedback. We found that the double entry system was the most challenging concept in this workshop and required more time and attention. Fipe, who has now attended 3 of our workshops, told us that she has already started...

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Today we presented the first of our new modules, explaining some of the fundamentals of accounting. The workshop focused on 3 key areas: the importance of accounting, key objectives of accounting, and basic principles of accounting. A total of 4 people attended, with all participants giving really positive feedback in our closing survey. We also generated some new leads through the workshop, including one lady who referred 7 of her friends to our next workshop, as well as Kenny, a local...

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This week our team drafted a new set of modules that we feel better meet the needs of a wider range of our clients. These workshops will provide a more in-depth look into selected business topics, and will also be adaptable so that they can be taught to people from different industries and with varying levels of business expertise. The new topics will include: finance and accounting, marketing, management basics, how to write a business plan and innovation. These classes will include a...

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Ciara Fitzgerald

Sydney, Australia

Joined this community on Nov 23, 2017

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UNSW

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Business

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Fiji

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