Navuti Village Sanitation Project
In April 2010 the Think Pacific expedition team completed a toilet and shower block, with two toilets, two showers and a double wash tub, in Navuti Village on Moturiki Island. The project, chosen by the community from their action plan submitted to the National Centre for Health Promotion, was designed to improve and develop the sanitation facilities in the village, as they otherwise relied entirely on pit toilets and bathing pools. Since the teams departure last May we continued to work with the community as they built a concrete septic tank, and submitted proposals to government for a water source so that they could utilise the fantastic development built by the Think Pacific team. After a donation from the Methodist Church in Fiji I am delighted to say that a water tank and the relevant pipe work was provided for the village, and the toilet block is now up and running, a development that provides clean sanitation facilities and private and clean bathing water to drastically raise the standard of health in the village. To see the block being used as a very proud moment for the Think Pacific team, and we would like to take this time to once again say a huge Vinaka vaka levu to the April 2010 team, we hope to see you back home in Navuti one day soon!
Harry and the TP team
Here are a few photos of last years April 2010 expedition, showing all the immense hard work that went into completing the project aims in Navuti village, which included a visit by the Fijian Prime Minister!..