New Autism Center for Fiji

 Bula Pasifik Heritage Events Coordinators,Gabby  Abariga & Joji Luita with Fijian War Clubs representing Fiji during the Emirates Walk for Autism in Dubai. Photo: SUPPLIED.

By ANA SOVA

Nadi Town is one of the prospective locations being considered to build a Center for Autism Children in Fiji.

This was revealed by Bula Pasifik Heritage  Events Coordinator, Gabby  Abariga who alongside Jioji Liuta lead a group of Fijian families who participated in the Emirates Walk for Autism in Dubai last month.

Autism Ambassador for Middle East Region & Founder and Chairing Committee for Emirates Walk for Autism, Dr Nahida A. Abdul Qader, has confirmed that Fiji and the Comoros De Islands, have been identified as future Centers for Autism children.

The US$80M project which is 100 per cent owned by Dr Nahida, will also enable shareholders to take part in at least 40 per cent of the equity.

Mr. Abariga confirmed the new head office will be based in Dubai, but will also be coordinating the establishment of the new Autism Center in Fiji and the Comoros De Islands.

“Once the new headquarters is completed in 2018, we will then engage with the Government of Fiji through the Fiji Embassy in Abu Dhabi on all administrative matters pertaining to the establishment of the new Autism Center in Fiji”, Mr Abariga said.

Preliminary work has commenced including the engagement of the respective stakeholders and, with construction work on the new headquarters expected to begin by the fourth quarter of 2017.