OUR MISSION

A world leading social agency that supports young people, their families and communities to become self-reliant positive contributors in their society.

Project 2022 - A Community & Youth hub Wellington, NZ

OUR INITIATIVES

Outreach

PV is committed to providing an outcome-based youth development programme which is person-centred and tailored to a young person’s individual needs and goals.

Using our iTaukei (indigenous Fijian) biopsychosocial model we help individuals, groups and businesses continuously improve their capability to realise their goals and strategic objectives.

Elite athletes

Our sports management structure incorporates support and care across every aspect of the athletes lifestyle. With our agents lived-experience we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help you reach your highest level of personal and professional success.

Recruitment

End to end service linking employer with potential employees, and providing wrap-around pastoral care. We specialise in seasonal employees, pasifika nannies and au pairs and young adult placements.

Entertainment

A social conscious venture of unifying conceptual thinking about our traditional journey as a people from the Pacific through mediums of creativity: apparel, music, film and social events. 

Farm to fork

Partnering with iTaukei (indigenous Fijian) farmers to establish sustainable business models for the widespread distribution of their produce.

OUR TEAM

Jope Berwick, Founder / Executive Director

Jope is committed to giving back to both his mother land of Fiji and home land of NZ. He endeavours to do this be sharing his expertise to benefit the youth while nurturing his iTaukei indigenous culture, and the bi-cultural traditions he has grown to appreciate as a migrant to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Jope’s vision for PVI is drawn from experience working in diverse sectors – Tertiary, Not-for-profit, Justice & Corrections, Health & Disability, Defence, and Social Development.

The iTaukei framework for delivering our services is based on learning Jope gained through his studies in Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology at AUT University, and Graduate Diploma in Youth Development from Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Coupled with his extensive experiences with youth.

Culture and faith are important to Jope, right since childhood and throughout his life journey. The problems we keep hearing about with our Pacific peoples are nothing new. Jope believes that the beginning is where all the stones lay - to create secure foundation for our millennials.

As an advocate for behavioural change for our young to first be modelled by their elders, Jope would like to challenge all men, old & young - to play their part as the warriors of old in a new battle.

Anna Berwick, Co-founder / Managing Director

Anna is an experienced & trusted advisor, and a strong change agent who makes transferring between strategy and operations look easy. She brings her passion for culture and its significance in Aotearoa to the board table and amongst her professional relationships.

PVI has been a platform where Anna has implemented her service design and management expertise to assist the shared vision to become a reality. Anna holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Psychology from AUT University, New Zealand. 

Currently Anna works as the Programme Director, Health & Disability System Reforms at the Ministry of Health. with previous roles with ACC designing and managing national contracts for injury treatment and rehabilitation services, Te Uru Rākau/Forestry NZ supporting NZ’s commitment to global goals on climate change, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet supporting New Zealand’s Governor General.

Aselai Varo, Director Fiji / Strategic Advisor

Aselai Varo saw in a dream at the young age of 13 years, that one day he would have his own family ministry. He made it his life goal to journey with his faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to influence people in Fiji to make better choices in their lives.

Aselai has been a civil servant for most of his professional career. He worked as a ‘Field Officer’ with the Ministry of Agriculture and has done many community based projects in the rural areas of the Western Division.

Retiring from his role with the Government of Fiji in 2017, Aselai has been a stalwart of the founding work at PVI, who are blessed for having him in their leadership team.

Networks, passion and inspiration is a strength that Aselai brings to our organisation. He is empathic to the limitations that our indigenous communities face on a daily basis and the lack of development within the villages and rural communities.

With Aselai leading the operations in Fiji and liaising with the local contacts and accessing stakeholders to align their product & services with our vision. PVI will be present in our most vulnerable communities, with volunteers who will bring their specialist skills to influence the lives of our young people and their families positively.

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