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Last summer I spent a month in Fiji on the community development project. I did two weeks of teaching and then two weeks helping with construction and the installation of rainwater harvesting systems. For me the best part of the experience was the teaching. Before I left I felt a bit apprehensive about that part of the project, but once I’d started I absolutely loved it. It was so rewarding to see the children improving through the weeks, and the fact that they really wanted to learn made it even better. If I was to go on another project I would definitely want to teach again, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to someone thinking about volunteering in the future. Before I decided to go to Fiji I’d been thinking about volunteering abroad for a while but had kept putting it off until then, and now I’ve been I wish I’d done it sooner. To anyone thinking about doing a project I would say just do it as soon as you can and you won’t regret it. Since returning from Fiji I’ve been looking forward to start working with GVI and I can’t wait to take part in another project, I really enjoy having the volunteering as something I can put my spare time into and feel like it’s actually helping people.