BY JOY OFASIA
The Games Organising Committee2023 has already launched and put to market its Community Groups initiative program and currently seeking interested groups who would like to be a part of a collective workforce for the upcoming 2023 South Pacific Games.
Reenah Numaralai, Work Force Manager for the Games Organising Committee (GOC) 2023 highlighted this during the Iumi tugeda fo PG2023 Talk-Back show last Sunday at SIBC.
Reenah said that the Community initiative program is already been launched and put on the market for interested groups.
“To all the interested people out there who might have a group out there already formed and who are looking out to do something during the games time, this is an opportunity for you.”
“Community group has to consist of mainly 10 -15 individuals to come together to form a group to be a part of the game collective workforce.
The WorkForce Manager said there are around three services that they would like our community groups to be a part of and contribute to.
“There are three main services that we are asking the community to engage with us to provide support for. One of which is the cleaning and waste services, logistics services and laundry services.”
“Groups needed could be from churches, community groups, NGOs, charitable groups, community associations and sports clubs.”
She highlights one of the important requirements for this is that registration forms must be completed which are available at the workforce centre on the fourth floor of the AJ City Mall and that forms are also available online on their website.
Reenah advised interested groups to be registered under the company haus as a not-for-profit group and also have to have an active bank account that matches the name of the group.
“Also under this collective workforce, one of the requirements is to must have a team leader for the group who will be working together with the workforce centre. All individuals in the group must be 18 years of age and above and willing to work on shift bases, willing to attend GOC-organised training and willing to accept the venues and villages we assigned to the group,” she continued.
The WorkForce Manager also mentioned the Benefits that community groups can get out of this is massive.
“GOC are looking to reinvest into community groups during the games time, so we are looking at this as one of the ways in giving back to community groups and there are a range of benefits that groups can get out of this program one of which is that the groups get paid through their bank accounts, groups will also receive free meals during their shifts, will get a distribution of uniforms that they can keep, also will receive accreditation pass, get an opportunity to create new networks and have that once in a lifetime games experience just like an athlete, just like a volunteer, just like one the employers of GOC, she said.
Reenah concludes with the theme for the workforce which is ‘Games blo iumi evriwan’.