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Our Fiji project is located in one of the most breathtaking spots on earth. Imagine white sand beaches, the pristine waters of the South Pacific, and a real glimpse of life in an island village. Discover the natural wonder of this remote area while you help to provide villages with fresh water, restore local school equipment and teach English and other vital skills to primary school children.
Week one: Always dreamed of living a completely different way of life? This is your chance, in a traditional Fijian homestay. Your home-away-from-home lets you experience daily life like the locals. On arrival you’ll be welcomed wholeheartedly with a traditional ceremony and bowl of Kava, an ancient plant-based elixir native to the Pacific Islands. Once you’ve made yourself at home it’s time to get to work.
The infrastructure project will see you working right alongside the locals and VESA team to construct composts and incinerators for the village, ensuring that the schoolyard and surrounding buildings are clean and safe. Depending on the school’s requirements, you’ll help to build rainwater tanks that guarantee year-round supply of fresh, clean running water.
The education project gives you the chance to make some adorable new friends, teaching local primary school kids geography, maths and science through basic lessons and games. You’ll also play a crucial part in running workshops demonstrating proper hygiene techniques and the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet.
Week two: It’s time to live your ultimate tropical paradise life! You and your VESA crew set sail over the pristine waters of the South Pacific. Think exploring secluded islands and wiling away the afternoon in a hammock under palm shade. Or, for those who like a bit more action, you can kayak, snorkel, play volleyball or go fishing. This week, your only worry will be which picture-perfect island to explore next.
Teach English at the local schools
Construct rainwater catchment tanks for communities
Restore school facilities, equipment and buildings
Homestay with a family in a traditional village
Hop the beautiful islands of Fiji
Swim, kayak, go fishing or play volleyball with the locals
Three bus stops constructed for school children's safety. Twenty sustainable garden units for fresh vegetables at primary schools. Five thousand hours of coral re-plantation and turtle conservation in the Mamanuca Islands.
Eighteen thousand hours of face to face teaching.
Fifty-seven village primary schools fully refurbished with composts and incinerators. Sixty-five 2,500L, 5,000L & 10,000L water catchments installed with plumbing for fresh drinking water. Two school dormitories refurbished for boarding school children.
Bus stops constructed for school children's safety.
Sustainable garden units for fresh vegetables at primary schools.
Hours spent on coral replantation and native tree replantation on Taveuni Island.
Hours spent on face to face tutoring.
“Amazing trip. Loved the villages and proud of the work we did.”
“The village stay was beyond anything I could have hoped for. I learned so much about Fijian culture and everyday life. I will never forget my stay with my second family.”
“I had the best time of my life in Fiji!!! An experience that I’ll never forget.”