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Fiji Independence Day Celebrations

Fiji Independence Day Celebrations

Bula Vinaka! Hello! My name is Jules Power, I am 47 years old from the United Kingdom doing the 3 month Marine Conservation volunteer program at Caqalai. To start off my 2nd month here we celebrated Fiji Day! Fiji Day is on October 10th every year, celebrating the...

Education Volunteering at DDS

Education Volunteering at DDS

Hi, my name is Shelby, I’m nineteen years old and from Canada. I’ve been here in Fiji for 2 weeks now doing the education project. It has been a crazy two week, filled with new experiences, learning new skills and a lot of fun times. School life is very different from...

Mango’s, Menstruation and Mat Weaving on Moturiki

Let me tell you a story of women so rare, whose ability to love reaches levels I’ve never seen anywhere. Where a day starts with children hyper and active, eating tropical fruits which look the utmost attractive. In this village, a smile turns into a laugh and...

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...