This gap year volunteer in Fiji construction project supports the local community by sheltering those in need and helping to reconstruct what was lost during the Cyclone disaster. It’s based in greater Navua, in the Pacific Harbour area, and is a fantastic opportunity to provide tangible benefits and assistance to the local community in general, and schools in particular. Bring out your carpentry skills and participate along with the local community in this construction project.
You will get involved in landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. Many of the schools we work with do not have the funding to renovate their classrooms or build libraries and resource centres, and this is where you can help.
In many areas of Fiji, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms. On an average, you will be working around six hours a day on the project.
On Monday, you will start planning the project with the coordinator assigned to you. After lunch you will leave to work at the community location. Once your work for the day is complete, you can then return to the centre and attend a feedback meeting. On the rest of the week you’ll be taken to the project and assigned a particular task for the day. This will continue until early evening with a break for lunch.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***