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Ella’s Review of Teaching on a Remote Island in Fiji

My experience has been great so far me and Amelia have really enjoyed it being able to teach the kids art and English, play football with the students and even did swimming lessons for the kindergarten children in the sea. We definitely feel at home with the family here in Fiji too. We’ve been fishing Fiji style, swimming in the …

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Nutrition Project Review – Fiji

Highlights of the trip: Travelling with Carrun and just a small group of girls who were all amazing….going around the Mamanuca Islands and working in different communities each day was really cool. Comments on the team, food and accommodation: Epic team and i’d love to volunteer again with the same group of amazing girls if I could! Carrun was a …

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Remote Teaching in Fiji Review

Highlights of the trip: – The highlight of the trip for me where just the children and the people. Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel included into there community immediately. I became absolutely besotted with all the kids. My favourite part was after school hours playing rugby or soccer with them, or going for swims in the ocean. …

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Review of Nutrition Projects in Fiji

Thank you! I had the most amazing time, Fiji is absolutely beautiful and I loved experiencing the culture and doing the health checks! Also, what other places do you do the nutrition volunteering just so I know for future ? Highlights of the trip: The highlight for me was seeing how they really do live in Fiji and experiencing the …

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Review of Remote Island Teaching in Fiji!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP: It was an absolutely amazing experience!!! Really authentic and sometimes challenging, but certainly very rewarding and unique. My Highlights of the trip were to become a part of the family and experience the village life on the island. It was really interesting and good to help at the school. Theres a lot to do and to …

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Nutrition in Fiji: Whats it like? A review by Marina

This is taken from a podcast, where our Nutrition Co-ordinator is interviewing one of IVI’s volunteers in Fiji.  Can you tell me a little bit about why you decided to come volunteering with IVI? “Yeah, well I was just looking in my break, I guess between Uni, to have a bit more experience, maybe abroad. I knew that in Australia …

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Review of Orphanage in Nadi, Fiji

Highlights of the trip: – Meeting all the children. In particular joining them at meals times and getting to know them. – I had collected 22.5kgs of craft supplies to take over for the children. We had craft sessions together where we let our imagination run wild and created all sorts! It was great to see the children being creative …

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Fiji Animal Shelter Review

Highlights of the trip: My trip to Fiji was, of course, an unforgettable experience. I enjoyed working at the animal shelter, and being able to use my experience in veterinary to help the shelter. My favorite week was when I was working at the shelter and they let me do an outreach clinic in RakiRaki for one week. At the …

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Teaching on Remote Fiji Island: Review by Pia

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work and live on the island, I had an amazing time. Highlights of the trip: Living so close to the local people and spending all my time with them. I remember that one day where the kids showed me a secret beach. Another volunteer and around 20 kids, including my …

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Remote Island Teaching Review by Alex

I hope its not too long and words are hard to describe the feelings i have after this wonderful experience. Thank you again!! I would highly recommend to anyone! Highlights: The whole two- week trip was a highlight from me. From being picked up at the airport by Masi’s son to being driven to the Denaru by a family friend. …

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Fiji Public Health & Nutrition- Review by Ben

‘My time volunteering in Fiji with the IVI public health program was one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life. It was a fulfilling experiences to help such beautiful people that are facing very serious but preventable health issues. The services, accommation etc. provided by IVI were far better than I could of ask for. The other …

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Remote Island Teaching: Fiji Review

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising this amazing experience. I had such a memorable time, I will never forget it. Would you recommend any other kinds of volunteering I could help out with. Fiji was incredible. Is Samoa similar? Anyway I’ll have a look but just wanted to say thanks. Masi was amazing …

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Fiji Nutrition & Public Health- Review by Ella

I had a great time! I am thankful for the trip 🙂 Returning to the Melbourne cold has been a bit of a freeze haha Here is my feedback! Highlights of the trip: The trip would not have been the same without the amazing pals I shared it with. Sharing this experience with them was bonding to the max haha. …

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Fiji Kindergarten Lautoka Volunteering Feedback

Hi Lauren,    Thank you so much for helping me with my volunteering adventure, I had a great experience! I have given some feedback below, hopefully you will find it helpful.    Fiji: Highlights: The highlight for me was the home stay option, being able to stay with a family and make a real connection was the best experience. I …

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Teaching English in Fiji

Highlights of the trip: Honestly my entire trip was a highlight. Being in the school compound fully immersed on a local remote island made everyday full of indescribable experiences that I will cherish forever. The kids constantly being around me and seeing their smiles every day was so amazing and it is such an incredibly beautiful island to live on. …

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Children’s Home Volunteering Feedback Fiji

Dear Lauren,   Thanks for your email! Please find my responses below.   Highlights of the trip: Unlike being on a typical holiday, I loved being immersed in Fijian culture by living and working with local people. It’s a really special way to get to know a place! I wasn’t sure how I would deal emotionally with volunteering at an …

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Remote Island Teaching in Fiji- Review by Megan

Highlights of the trip: Being greeted at the airport by our drivers, and our first night staying in Lautoka with Litea and her family – she went above and beyond to welcome us to Fiji and ensure that we felt comfortable in her home. She took us shopping and to church on Sunday before serving us lunch and making sure …

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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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Sigatoka, Fiji Primary School Teaching Review

It was an amazing opportunity that I will never forget. Will definitely be interested in doing some more volunteering in the near future. Highlights of the trip: Teaching the kids at Nokonoko District was very fulfilling. Learning more about the Fijian language and overall culture. Day trip to snorkel with sharks on Kuata Island (part of the Yasawa Islands). Meeting …

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Fiji Island Healthcare Testimony

Hi Lauren,   We had an amazing time. It was such a great experience.  It was so hard to leave the people. Highlights :  I worked with the village nurse for 3 days. We traveled by boat to neighbouring island and did home visits. We met so many people with high blood pressure on that island. I helped her do …

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Nutrition & Public Health 2019 Fiji

Oh so blessed to work with a bunch of likeminded legends to complete health checks on the local Fijian people over the past two weeks Involvement Volunteers International Our first week was spent in Lautoka with a beautiful host family. I’ll be forever grateful for their hospitality and support while staying in their home! From here we ventured to two …

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Feedback Primary School Teaching Suva

Hi Lauren! The past weeks have been so different to everything I’ve ever experienced. It has been so eye-opening and inspiring, suuper intense and at times very challenging (in a good way) My students really taught me so much and will always have a special place in my heart. I feel so thankful for all the beautiful people who wrote this …

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Fiji Kindergarten Teaching in Suva

Highlights of the trip: Meeting the other volunteers and going out with them. It was insanely fun staying in a house with other people and hanging out with the other volunteers on my free time. Comments on the team, food and accommodation: Food was very good. Team was always super friendly and accommodating in Suva. They really cared about me …

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Nutrition & Public Health 2019 Review

Hi Lauren, yes of course! Highlights of the trip: I love every second of it but if I have to choose my favourite ones would be the goat track from Nameka to Natuva village. It was one of the hardest thing I’ve ever done BUT seeing other volunteers ahead of me really motivated me to keep moving my feet through …

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Fiji Public Health & Nutrition- Review 2019

I had the most wonderful time in Fiji, thank you! Probably the greatest experience of my life so far 🙂 I was going to post this little spill up on my Facebook along with some more photos. Fiji ~ vinaka vakalevu for such an eye opening experience! I learnt so much in the little time I was here and my …

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Children’s Orphanage Fiji – Review

Highlights The highlight of the trip was meeting new people and living the Fijian life and not a tourist life. We used the public transport to get to the orphanage. It was a 20 minute walk to the bus station and another 40 minute ride. Our family organised a card for us to use. Bus tickets were only $2.78 one …

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English Teaching Review Sigatoka

Dear Lauren, I just wanted to thank you for this opportunity. I know I was hesitant to stay a week alone, but I am so so grateful I did. My time was life changing. The children taught me so much and gave me so much happiness. I just wanted to share some of these photos we took! Your program helped …

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Fiji Island Teaching Testimony

Hi Lauren, Apologies for the delayed response, returning to the chaos of work has made me realise how relaxed my holiday actually was. I have attached some photos of the kids, some of the amazing views and some from the school athletics carnival I helped with on the first Friday. Highlights of the trip – without a doubt, the people on …

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Fiji Nutrition & Health- Review by Valerie

The time spent in Fiji was for me a formative time. I’ve really appreciated to be back to the “island” community, with their smile and life philosophy, with a health purpose in mind. I’ve also met supportive and nice people in the team. I would love to be back in Fiji or Vanuatu when finances permitted. Could you also please …

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