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Group Size: Avg 10
Trip code: FITV
Duration: 1 to 3 weeks
Immerse yourself in the local culture and magic of Fiji on this unique teaching volunteer project. Go right off the beaten track to the idyllic location of the Yasawa Islands and experience the real Fiji in a rural community. Teach in local schools and make a difference to kids and the community on this authentic cultural and volunteer experience in fabulous Fiji!
Spend up to four weeks in fabulous Fiji, volunteering with kids on the idyllic Yasawa Islands. Make a difference to under-resourced rural schools and go off the beaten track in Fiji for a full immersion in Fijian culture. Gain great teaching experience and make memories which will last a lifetime!
Arrival & Transfer to the Yasawa Islands
Welcome to Fiji! Arrive into Nadi International Airport on a Friday, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for your first night in Fiji. Relax, soak up the sun and get tuned in to ‘Fiji time’. The following morning take a 3-hour journey through sensational island scenery to your volunteer destination – the gorgeous Yasawa Islands. All programmes are based on a Saturday to Saturday stay of up to four weeks.
About the Yasawa Islands
The remote paradise of Fiji’s stunning, volcanic Yasawa Islands will be your base for your unforgettable volunteering experience. This chain of 20 idyllic islands boasts pristine white sand beaches, dramatic landscapes and crystal-clear lagoons, including the famous Blue Lagoon. This beautiful spot is the perfect place in which to discover the real Fiji and make a difference to kids’ lives as a teaching volunteer.
About the Teaching Project
Volunteering among the indigenous community on the Yasawa Islands, as a volunteer you will support education in the local area, bond with kids in your care and have a unique cultural experience immersed in the Fijian way of life. As a volunteer teacher in the Yasawas Islands you will become involved in three main areas of education:
The project you get involved in as a volunteer will depend on the needs of the local community at the time of your visit. You may also get a chance to get involved in other community and education projects during your stay.
A Typical Day
6.30a.m: Breakfast, followed by a 30-60 minute longboat transfer to the education projects
3.00p.m: Longboat transfer back to your accommodation
Debriefing & planning session
7.00p.m: Dinner and free evening
Please note: Your trip ends on a Saturday and you will be transferred back to Nadi for around 6pm (times may vary). Please do not book your return flight until the Sunday afternoon.
Saturdays and Sundays are free days for you to relax and enjoy all the wonders of Fiji! Get cultural by visiting local Fijian villages or attending a traditional ceremony, go diving or snorkelling among the beautiful underwater reefs, bask in the sun on tropical white sand beaches, go bush walking, climb volcanic mountains, join a cruise to nearby islands, visit caves, swim with manta rays (seasonal) or attend the local village service on a Sunday – a moving and cultural experience. All extra activities are at your own cost.
All volunteers on this programme are required to make a mandatory local donation to support the community projects. This donation is not included in the trip cost but it provides vital funding for materials and resources for the local community and schools. Depending on your programme duration, the donation you will be asked to make will usually be between FJD200-FJD400. You will soon become immersed in life alongside the islands’ indigenous community so you’ll be able to see for yourself where you money goes to make a difference!
15th January 2018 to 20th April 2018
7th May 2018 to 10th August 2018
27th August 2018 to 23rd November 2018
Outside of these term times you will get involved with community projects that assist with the development and education of the local children whilst the schools are closed.
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