Our Volunteers in Fiji leave a lasting legacy
Our 37 student volunteers raised £19,639 as part of one of our international volunteering projects, which they have contributed to the schools they have been working with in Rewa, Fiji for the last six weeks. Our volunteers were working closely with youth from the poorest areas of the island nation, helping develop youth educational facilities and support sustainable difference by working closely with local schools and the community.
As well as enjoying a unique experience developing a range of skills, the team has left a lasting legacy. This incredible contribution means that their volunteering efforts will outlast their six-week stay and leave a huge impact on improving education in the Fijian communities. Their contribution will also assist thousands more Fijian children and youths by providing access to opportunities for future development.
The money the group has raised is being used to develop two new Leeds Beckett University Scholarship's, which will provide two year-long apprenticeship's in youth and sports development and teaching for unemployed Fijian youths.
During their time away, the volunteers have been working with the charitable organisation Think Pacific. Think Pacific aims to make a long-term difference to Fijian communities by improving educational resources, educational training, basic infrastructure, health care and sports development.