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...
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...
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...
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...
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 were...
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 vinegar...
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...
A day in the life of a bridled monocle bream. The bridled monocle bream is a fish we see on Caqalai house reef possibly more than any other fish with the possible exception of lined bristle tooth surgeon fish. Due to my apparently thick Australian accent the phrase...
Installing Tippy Taps in Moturiki Schools Whilst on project, with GVI Caqalai marine volunteers visit two schools a week on our neighbouring island, Moturiki. This term our lesson plan is Clean, Green and Heathy and during week 4 we focused on handwashing. Having...
I joined GVI in January as a six month intern on the brand new volunteering base Caqalai Island in the Lomoviti group. I still remember some of the first conversations I had with other volunteers at the pick-up point in Nadi – an amusing mixture of nerves, jetlag,...
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