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Care & Community Village Project in Fiji for Teens

Overview
Project Info
Winter
2 weeks
  • Saturday December 10th 2016 - Friday December 23rd 2016
Summer
2 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 22nd 2017
  • Sunday July 30th 2017 - Saturday August 12th 2017

  • Placement location: Nadi
  • Types of placements: Kindergarten and Elementary School
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Nadi (NAN)
  • Local Languages: Fijian & English

Fijian children participate in an arts and crafts activity with teenage Projects Abroad volunteers

The Care & Community Village Project from Projects Abroad gives volunteers the unique opportunity to experience life in a traditional Fijian village. Located near Nadi on the main island of Viti Levu, volunteers will see Fiji from a very different perspective than the well-known tourist image.

The village has its own kindergarten with an elementary school nearby. Volunteers will split their time between arranging educational games and activities for the children, as well as renovation work on the school and other community involvement.

Students will live with local host families in the village and get involved in all aspects of traditional islander culture and customs and daily village life. These could include Fijian cooking with host families and spending time with local villagers. On the weekend, volunteers will explore Fiji with a day trip and visits to the local attractions.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Fiji Care Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile Former High School Special volunteer Caleb Thomas tells us his story from volunteering on the Community Village project in Fiji
Caleb Thomas
The children were all so adorable and were actually really clever. They were nervous to begin with but after a couple of days, they were all eager to interact and play and learn with us. Our days consisted of teaching them about transport, shapes and numbers among others. Then we played outside for a bit before they went home. Read more...
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