On the 29th August 2007, FRIEND commemorated 5 years since it opened its doors to serve the public. The occasion was well attended by the Lautoka communities including members from business houses,prisons, police, civil service and education. Chief guest for the occasion was the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, Mr. Sada Reddy who congratulated FRIEND for achieving much in its short life. He was encouraged by FRIEND’s commitment to poverty eradication and pledged support from the Reserve Bank of Fiji. Mr Michael Brownjohn, Director of Australia -Fiji Community Justice Program, also spoke and shared a bit of partnership history over the last three years.