In addition to assisting in the classroom, delivering English, maths and art lessons, running sports activities, and participating in adult education training programmes, Interns will also work towards a qualification in Team Leading.
Those enrolled in the internship will also help to manage volunteers and coordinate aspects of the wider project. The overall goal of this project is to provide much needed assistance to overworked local teachers in order to ensure the delivery of a higher standard of education to the children and the community.
How this project makes a difference:
In recent years Fiji has suffered from a drop in tourism and sugar cane production, two of the country’s most important economic assets. GVI has been invited by the local government to assist local efforts to address education, health and water issues.
Volunteering directly with the education aspect, this project provides the necessary assistance to local teachers to enable children to acquire English language skills in order to aim for a better future.
Your work placement side of the internship will continue along the same lines, but you will be expected to take on more responsibility, such as helping to train and mentor new volunteers.
*During school breaks participants will conduct kids clubs in the villages of Dawasamu and assist with other projects necessary at that time. This includes lesson planning, resource making, workshops, gardening or other community programs or improvements and renovations to schools
Fiji's short, mid, and long-term objectives
All of our programs have short, mid and long-term objectives that fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This enables us to report on our collaborative impact across the world in a streamlined manner, measuring which UN SDGs we are making a substantial contribution to. Furthermore, this will help our local partners and communities measure and visualize their contribution to the UN SDGs.
Upon arrival to base, you will be educated about the history of the UN SDGs. You will learn about the specific goals of your location, the long-, mid- and short-term objectives, and also clarification of how your personal, shorter-term involvement contributes to these goals on a global level.
Our aim is to educate you on local and global issues, so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfil our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
Learn about the long-term objectives you will be contributing to in Fiji:
1.Improving waste management in Dawasamu by developing community-based waste management solutions
2. Introducing and promoting the principles of WaSH in the Dawasamu District including First Aid
3. Create alternative livelihood projects which can help women generate income within the village
4.Improving English literacy levels and implementing holistic educational techniques into the learning environment
5.Build a strong relationship with primary schools teaching teams and management teams to further objectives and goals
6. Introducing kitchen vegetable and herb gardening to families and Feed Your Family First to Dawasamu District
7. Developing Community Capacity Building Workshops for Young Adults, Women and Men
8. Conducting Climate Change workshops with lcoal communities focusing on extreme weather