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Volunteer stories: Helen Douglas


Helen Douglas

Less than twelve hours left in Fiji and it’s going to be extremely hard to say goodbye.  Since leaving the village we’ve had a fantastic two weeks together taking TP on tour around the islands and taking the Naicabecabe party spirit with us.  Throughout the morning we’ve been waving off those continuing on their travels and it’s now slowly hitting home that this is the end of our three months together.

Last night we had our awards ceremony and celebrated the trials, tribulations and hilarious moments we’ve each endured.  It seems like only yesterday we stepped off the plane at Nadi airport but it still amazes me how much we’ve achieved together.  The time we shared in the village is truly unforgettable and the fact that we continue to constantly reminisce about the families and friends we’ve left behind there is testament to how much they meant to us.

I have had the time of my life out here.  Living in Naicabecabe has taught me so much about what it really is to care for others, to share unconditionally with those around you and to say sega na lega to whatever comes your way.

I miss the village and my Fijian family immensely. I guarantee I’ll be back, but for now it’s sototale (see you again).

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I'm so grateful that I was able to be a part of Think Pacific. You have really created a great organisation and I love the fact that it is so small and personal.
Joe Lawrence, Shropshire
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