Here’s the first group picture of our February team in Fiji. Our volunteers have spent the last couple of days relaxing into Fijian life and of course soaking up the sunshine before the hard work ahead begins! The blue skies and high temperatures are certainly a welcome change for everyone! Aside from splashing in the lagoon and enjoying some volleyball, games and beach time, our volunteers have visited the traditional village of Niubasaga to meet the Ratu (chief). Being Charlotte’s birthday on the flight across, the villagers all sang happy birthday and we have a party planned this weekend to celebrate too, which will be a lot of fun.
The group took a day trip and sailed across to Levuka, the old capital of Fiji on Ovalau Island to explore this historic little town and also pick up some last miniute items before they head to complete their volunteer projects in the outer islands. Central to our volunteer briefing, the Fijian Ministry came to meet the group this week. It’s always such a passionate presentation and an amazing opportunity for our volunteers to be inspired about their volunteer projects ahead, whilst seeing first hand how much the project aims really mean to the Fijian people. We also had some members of the press attend who wanted to take pictures of the group ready for a story in one of Fiji’s national magazines! Our volunteers are about to become famous in Fiji!