All of the available Fiji volunteer projects begin with an introductory week that includes exciting adventures, cultural excursions and the opportunity for travellers to immerse themselves in the local culture.
In this healthcare project you will be spreading awareness of good health practices in the villages of the beautiful Fijian islands. By working alongside the local community, this project helps to provide awareness of hygiene, nutrition and disease management.
Although the general health of the average Fijian is rather good, the country still battles with obesity, high blood sugar, cholesterol problems, heart disease and a number of other common (and often preventable) diseases. Through this project we work to reduce disease through the spread of awareness and information in local communities in Narere, Suva as well as some of the nearby villages.
The Fiji Healthcare Project is a great way to work alongside the local communities to spread knowledge on health and attend medical camps in various communities. You will also spend some of your time visiting the classrooms of school children, where the aim is to raise awareness of common diseases in the area and provide up to date health information to the children.
Fiji is a fascinating and tropical island in the South Pacific, with lush forests and picture perfect beaches. In your free time you’ll be able to explore this rich island and learn more about traditional Fijian culture, handicrafts, and food as well as having access to exciting water sports, perfect snorkeling beaches, and other island getaways.
During your time with the Fiji healthcare project, you will be staying at our volunteer House in Narere. It is in Narere and surrounding villages where you will undertake the entirety of this project.
On the last Wednesday of every month, there will be a medical health check-up camp to attend. In alliance with the local team of doctors, a general health check-up camp will be organized by team Fiji for the benefit of villagers. Free medicines and treatment to be made available to all.
Schedule: Monday to Friday, Weekends are free to explore.
9.00 am to 10.00AM : Meeting with the Doctor from a Health Center/Government Hospital.
10.00 pm to 12.00 pm: Visit a school and conduct awareness program in the classrooms about
healthy habits, hygiene, and diet.
12.00 pm : Meet for lunch
1.30 pm to 3.30 pm: Prepare charts and presentations for the next day.
5.30 pm: Dinner time