Participants will be welcomed in the Dawasamu district where our base for this program is situated. Once you arrive at base camp you will experience true Fijian hospitality!
You will team up with other international participants to contribute to the development of alternative income generation opportunities for members of local communities. You may also get involved in needs assessments, monitoring and mapping, and recycling to name just a few.
Before initiating any projects research is conducted and community groups and leaders are consulted to determine the relevant issues that need to be addressed. Participants work on various different projects depending on when they join the program.
- Taking part in a range of activities ranging from working with community members and local village groups, researching and exploring new initiatives and projects, supporting a range of projects relating to support alternative livelihoods, interacting with villagers, all while making lifelong friends from a range of cultural and geographical backgrounds.
- Participants will learn all about traditional Fijian villages, becoming immersed in the local way of life, which is not only vastly different to living in a mainstream city, but rather alluring, and many of our participants dream of staying in Dawasamu long after the project comes to completion!
- There are many stunning locations as a part of weekend (or post-project) side-trips, that can be arranged. These including scuba diving, dolphin watching, hiking, snorkeling and even taking part in Fijian language lessons wherever possible.
I just recently returned home from the education project in Fiji. I knew that this was going to be an adventure that I would never forget but what I didn't know was how it would change my life. Before I left for Fiji I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life, now I have a strong sense of direction. I firmly stand behind GVI and everything it stands for, thank you for this life changing opportunity. I WILL be involved with GVI for many years to come!