Our Fiji team have arrived into their new home, Daku village, where they are immersing into traditional South Pacific life! After a few days relaxing on their castaway island, it was finally time for the most exciting and nervous moment of any expedition as the group headed across by motor boat to meet the community and their new Fijian families! The big arrival day was delayed slighty due to some rough weather, which just meant a little more time chilling out on the beach and getting prepared for village life. But it was certainly all worth the wait as the local people came to greet the team as they arrived to the shore of Moturiki Island with a traditional ceremonial welcome and some huge Fijian parties!
It’s been a fantastic start to the project. This week has seen the entire team start on the building project as we lay the foundations for the new kindergarten school. It certainly looks like a lot of work ahead, but it will be incredible to see the progress over the next eight weeks as we turn these markings on the ground into a fully completed classroom!
This week has also provided the team with chance to meet and get to know the kids of the island, who are buzzing with excitement for the experiences ahead. The team have started to plan ideas for the kindergarten, teaching, youth clubs and sports coaching lessons that they will soon be implementing as the various youth and sports projects really get underway next week !