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Women First in Delivering Aid

Women First in Delivering Aid

This story begins in the midst of Tropical Cyclone Zena, buckled down in the eco lodge trying to create a workshop about first aid. I had just arrived into Fiji about 3 days before, one of 5 of the first volunteers to come to GVI Fiji after cyclone Winston. We weren’t...

Volunteering in Fiji

Volunteering in Fiji

January 2016 I arrived in Fiji to start my Education project with GVI, I had no idea what to expect, what I got was very special. When were arrived on base and starting discussing the aims and objectives of the education project I was very eager to start. The project...

Volunteer, Scholar, Family……

Volunteer, Scholar, Family……

From  wanting to go home in my first couple of weeks here, to six months of volunteering, to travelling Fiji, to a four month scholarship, to never wanting to leave, the past year has definitely been an eventful one. Since May 2015, I have been living and working here...

Reading Records

Reading Records

At  the  beginning  of  February  2016,  the  GVI  Education  team  conducted  Reading  Record  testing  with   students  from  Class  3-­‐8,  across  both  Navunisea  District  School  and  Dawasamu  District  School.  The   purpose  of  these  assessments  was  to...

Warm Up Activities and Games Blog Post.

Warm Up Activities and Games Blog Post.

At both Navunisea District School and Dawasamu District School, we have recently introduced a set of warm up activities and fillers.  They incorporate our aims here to promote active and creative learning through many different forms and catering to a range of varying...

A Few Hours Farming on Moturiki

A Few Hours Farming on Moturiki

    Week one complete! Our first week has already passed, a lot of Volunteers have chosen to spend their weekend in Suva, Studying and Relaxing on base. For myself and four other Caqalai Volunteers Sophie, Daniel, John and Atjay we chose a different path: we...

An Adventure to Paradise

An Adventure to Paradise

They Say the Journey is worth more than the destination.   Myself and possibly the rest of the new 21 GVI Marine volunteers had some fun pre departure adventures ; like bug spray indecisions or guesstimating impact/severity of possibly missing out on salt and...

Utilizing volunteers skills

Utilizing volunteers skills

From first entering the school I was made to feel very welcome by both the teachers and students. I was working with class 6 helping out with literacy groups and one to one reading sessions with students who required that little extra help. I would also take the class...

GVI Open Day

Attend the GVI Open Day in March!

Meet the GVI Team at the bi-annual GVI Open Day in London, on the 25th March.

Get all your questions answered, and meet our passionate staff, ambassadors and alumni!

To attend, please register here