It was a big final weekend in Navukailagi village for our volunteer team, with a village ‘Fun Day’ and farwell Church service. The Fun Day itself proved a fantastic success, as Milly says:
“For our last saturday in the village we held a fun day. All the volunteers got together and decided what the stall would be, There was a penalty shoot out, face painting, nail painting, splat the rat, coconut shy, bracelet stall and a raffle with clothes donated by the team that they didm’t want to take home. We had to get creative when making the bracelets, goal posts and coconut shy which we had to use bamboo and other various props which was really fun and we all got involved. The day went really well, with all the children from the village having fun and winning prizes. Even Benji and Lulu had their faces painted! The people were also really happy to win the donations from the raffle – even the smelly shoes. Overall we managed to raise over $120 and the day was defiantly a success.”
The following day the team participated in their farewell Church service, singing ‘Lean on Me’ and saying a few words of thanks to their family and friends in Navukailagi. Living and working so close within the community is such a huge part of the experience for the volunteer team, and spending this time together to share and reflect is a wonderful and emotional moment for all!