Our mission is to inspire individuals, families, and communities to be emotionally, physically, economically, and educationally self-reliant.
Pacific Assist is an Australian and New Zealand based not-for-profit charity serving the nations of the South Pacific. Our mission is to inspire individuals, families, and communities to be emotionally, physically, economically, and educationally self-reliant.
Originally founded as Furniture for Schools in New Zealand for the purpose of collecting redundant school furniture for schools in islands such as Tonga and Samoa, Pacific Assist has expanded its focus to include education, health and well-being, economic development, and humanitarian projects in Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the Pacific.
Pacific Assist identifies needs within South Pacific communities and then brings together the expertise and resources to meet the need. An essential element of our effort is engaging the individuals, families, and communities receiving assistance in the process of determining and implementing solutions to identified needs. This approach is founded on the principle that if you feed a person a fish, you feed them for a day, but if you teach them how to fish you feed them for a lifetime. Fostering self-reliance is at the heart of our partnerships with South Pacific communities. To read more about specific projects visit our Services Page.