Thank-you GJ Gardner Homes & TAFE QLD for helping rebuild this Kindergarten in Fiji!

About the Project The woman and children’s commune Lautoka houses 400 residents, mainly children and single mothers from disadvantaged backgrounds in Fiji.  The community receives social assistance but has limited resources and needs in many areas. See this blog. In 2016, Cyclone Winston completely demolished the make-shift kindergarten structure used for early childhood education. In October 2018, A dedicated classroom …

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Remote Fiji Construction Project Review by Chris

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity in helping out these beautiful people. I was blown away by the amount of aloha this little village possesses despite their living conditions. With their lack of running water and good food, I saw no one murmuring, angry, or depressed. Instead, I saw smiles all day and a lot of singing! It was life …

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Remote Fiji Construction Review by Penelope

The 3 days spent volunteering and helping out was such a rewarding experience, honestly had such a great time and didn’t want to leave when it came to our final day. Will definitely be coming back at some point in the near future to help out again. Highlights of the trip: – Helping out with the construction of the new …

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Construction Project Fiji Review by Andrew

Thank you so much, it definitely was an amazing experience! Highlights of the trip: The biggest highlight of the trip for me was the actual volunteering, and helping rebuild the kindergarten. I thoroughly enjoyed getting hands on and I was quite proud of what we achieved in the short amount of time we hand there. Playing footing with the local …

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Fiji Construction & Womens Commune Review

Highlights of the trip: Some highlights of my trip to Fiji were meeting some of the community in Lautoka where we undertook the volunteer work. The look of joy and happiness on the kindergarten children, teachers and members of the woman’s community while we were working on the kindergarten made me appreciated that I had the chance to do something …

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Fiji Construction Project Review by Travis

Thank you for letting me be apart of this journey this really an unforgettable trip and was great to see our cultural differences, I’m really thankful to have experienced that week. Highlights of the trip: Participating multiple times for their Kava Ceremony as well as being accomodated in the Home stays. The family that took care of us were so …

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Island Construction Review Fiji – 2017

  Hi Lauren, I had an amazing experience in Fiji! Highlights: -living with my host family, it was an amazing experience -the island!, it was such a cool experience and the views were amazing -being able to make a difference in the village Team,food, accomodation: -as for the team who helped me through the application process, they were amazing, and …

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Cyclone Disaster Relief Fiji – Did I Help? – 2016

Did I Help? SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 / ETHEISLANDENTHUSIAST / 1 COMMENT I cannot believe I’ve been away for over nine weeks now. As my term in Fiji came to a close, I couldn’t help but stop to reflect on a few things… For those who didn’t know, the primary purpose of my trip to Fiji was to assist those affected by Cyclone …

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Cyclone Winston Rebuilding Testimonial Fiji – 2016

Hi Lauren, thanks for this. Masi, Junior and Mary and everyone have been lovely. We have been at the two schools and got the computers up and running. The kids could use them at Teidamu today, but Raviravi still doesn’t have power. Last week we were working with John building computer desks. As promised, here are the two posts I …

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Cyclone Disaster Relief Fiji Review – 2016

  Massive thanks to  Nick, Jasmine, Kenny, Katie Koster Ros, Rachel, Tim and Toby for donating to Fijian families like these. A family of 9 lives in this small tin shed, which lost most of its roof from cyclone Winston. Some how they are all still smiling. Tara, South Australia, March 2016    

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First Aid Relief Fiji Review – 2016

  Thomas Hinterdorfer Extreme Weather Chaser Fiji 2016 As this is posted, I’ll be mid air between Nadi and Brisbane. I could post 1000 photos to describe my trip but there are only a few that do it justice. What I’m leaving behind is hard. This has changed my life. • The estimated recovery time is expected between 18 and …

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Review – Cyclone Rebuilding Relief Fiji – 2016

  Hi Lauren, It was an amazing experience, thank you for the opportunity! My host family were lovely people and their food was awesome! Masi is a bloody rippa bloke! Very professional, well organized, well respected by the people who know him and his family can cook up a mean feast! Knowing what the Fijian people are like, I knew …

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