This new sports education project is designed to create a relationship between children and you through recreational activities and coaching children in various activities. You'll be free to be creative!

You'll also impart sport education based concepts and you'll create an impact in their physical health as much as in their intellectual health. Put your sneakers on!

You'll work with different age groups at different levels of ability. With or without experience, the children will gain immensely from your help.


Hi, I'm Jim Morel, Project Coordinator for Fiji, and I'll be working with you to arrange your ultimate experience here, so if you've any questions, please contact me:
+44 (0)1903 502595,
or email: info@travellers
Price: £695 (approx. US$890) for 1 week
£280 (US$360) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer. Projects begin every Monday.
Start Dates: The project starts every Monday throughout the year.
Requirements: Minimum age 16, or younger if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
No qualifications or experience required, just lots of enthusiasm.
What's included: Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Return transfer to the airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Daily transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required).
Who is this
Programme suitable for?
SOLO travellers or travelling with friends.
GAP YEAR BREAKS from School or University.
GROWN-UP GAPPERS, career breakers and retired.
ANYONE interested in sports education or working with children
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break.
Open to all nationalities.


  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of knowing that your work benefits the disadvantaged children of the islands
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!


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BACKGROUND: Fiji has over 700 primary schools and 150 secondary schools spread across both the public and private sectors. It is a country in much need of external help, especially with its youngsters.

Sports education plays a crucial role in the lives of the young Fijians, with Rugby being the most popular sport. The program activities could contain either one or all the following activities:

  • teaching the rules of sports,
  • teaching the basics of various sports,
  • demonstrating examples of different types of sports,
  • organizing sport-related activities,
  • playing sports with the children,
  • and teaching them about respect and fairness in sports.

This new sports education project is designed to create a relationship between children and you through recreational activities. You'll take part in this fun filled and action packed program coaching children and imparting sport education based concepts.

The Project organisation created their very own Sports Academy, designed in such a way that your interest in sports and the enthusiasm to share your knowledge and energy would be shared with the children. Children from the nearby community come after school hours and are grouped in teams. So, along with a local coach, you can impart your training to these budding sportsmen and give them workouts. At the end of the session you'll spend some time enjoying some refreshments with them.

We hope someday these young sportsmen will proudly represent their country on an international field.

Sports in a child’s life is of great importance for his/her physical development and will affect their future. You'll be encouraged to be creative and propose different sports-related activities, depending on the students’ ages, likes and interests.

Working on this Sports Education project will show you that education is a crucial part of achieving sustainable development. By teaching in these communities, you can make a real difference to the lives of young people growing up in Fiji. And you'll learn about life in Fiji as a teacher / coach.

Outline Schedule, Monday to Friday:

After having breakfast at your accommodation, you'll begin your scheduled work at the local schools at 9.00 in the morning. Your sessions with the children will go on until 14.30 in the afternoon. Sessions will be varied from one school to another.

Makeshift sports facilities in Fiji
Some of the equipment is makeshift, to say the least, but the children don't care. They love learning sports!
Coaching sports in a school in Fiji
Volunteers carrying equipment back after a football session with the kids.
Learening volleyball in Fiji
Volleyball is another of the many sports that go down well with the children.
Sports class in Fiji
A sports class photo opp!


You'll live in the volunteer house on Suva and you'll share a bedroom with around 4 other volunteers.

Wi-Fi / Internet: Wifi is available in the public areas.

Laundry facilities are available for a small charge. There is also a refrigerator at the accommodation for your use.

At the Centre you will be provided with three meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and breakfast and dinner at weekends.

Breakfast is Western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

Accommodation on Fiji
The Volunteer House.
Accommodation on the Teaching project in Suva
One of the bedrooms in the accommodation in Suva.


Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.


  • ATM’s: There are many ATM's near the Suva House centre which is about a 5 to 10 minutes from the house.
  • The local supermarket is a 5 minute walk from the centre.
  • Personal SIM card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop.
  • The closest city is Suva about a 20 minute ride by car/bus from our Centre.
  • 5 minutes ride to to Makoi Health Centre
  • 20 minutes ride to various hospitals and clinics


Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. You'll be in Paradise!

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There are amazing adventure activities that you'll totally enjoy!
A colourful souvenir shop.


Suva is located on the southeast coast of the island Vitti Levu. It is the capital of the country and the largest most cosmopolitan city of Fiji. Suva has approximately 86,000 inhabitants and works as a harbour city built on the peninsula.

The city has a warm rainy tropical weather throughout the year, which keeps the flora fresh, and the temperature is beach-perfect.

This town represents the multicultural country. It has so many combinations between European, Indian, Asian and Fijian that every single person seems as interesting as the next one. Make sure not to miss the Fiji Museum to learn more about how the beautiful Fiji came to be.

The best part of this multicultural aspect is that you can find all the Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines in one place!

Fiji is an archipelago of 333 sun-kissed, picture perfect islands tucked away in the South Pacific, close to Australia and New Zealand.

It's famed for its rugged landscape of blue lagoons and palm-lined beaches, and eco-activities from mountain climbing and surfing to soft-coral diving and zip-lining. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain the lion’s share of the population, meaning much of the country is uncrowded.

The 20th century brought about important economic changes in Fiji as well as the maturation of its political system. Fiji developed a major sugar industry and established productive copra milling, tourism and secondary industries.

As the country now diversifies into small-scale industries, the economy is strengthened and revenues provide for expanded public works, infrastructure, health, medical services and education.

The country’s central position in the region has been strengthened by recent developments in sea and air communications and transport. Today, Fiji plays a major role in regional affairs and is recognized as the focal point of the South Pacific.


Fijian food has traditionally been very healthy. Fijians prefer a more tuber and coconut based diet. High caloric foods are good for hard-working villagers who need extra calories while working on their farms but this causes a range of chronic illness such as obesity. Fiji is a multicultural country and is home to people of various races. In most Fijians' homes, food of other cultures is prepared on a regular basis such as Indian curries and Chinese dishes. Fiji is also famous for its seafood.

Meals For breakfast most rural Fijians would eat homemade buns, roti or Topoi or simply a long loaf Fiji style bread. The bread is spread with butter and/or jam and eaten with a nice cup of tea. Tea is either made from black tea leaves, fresh lemon leaves or "Fiji grass".

Lunch in the villages is usually rourou (dalo leaves) with boiled Tapioca (Cassava) or some fresh fish soup with dalo (taro).

Dinner is usually stew, curry or soup made from meat/fish or chicken. Stews are made from meat, potatoes and vegetables, often very healthy. Soups are also very healthy because the best cuts of meat are used and lots of fresh vegetables are added.


Most Fijian men would have Yagona or Kava to drink before having dinner. Kava is a drink made from powdered roots of Yagona plants. The powder is placed in a muslin cloth and small amounts of water are added to extract the juice out of the powder. With meals people often drink water. This drink will make your tongue go numb, due to the ingredients.

Kava is not unique to the Fijian culture, it is widely consumed in amongst other Pacific nations. It has religious and tribal significance and often used as peace offering "sevusevu" during Fijian functions. Consumption beyond this is habitual, it is addictive and people find it difficult to wean off once it gets hold.

Consumption in smaller quantities have been found to be of therapeutical value, especially amongst people who suffer from sleeping disorders. Kava is used to calm anxiety, stress, and restlessness, and treat sleep problems (insomnia). It is also used for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, psychosis, depression, migraines and other headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), common cold and other respiratory tract infections, tuberculosis, muscle pain, and cancer prevention.Some people use kava for urinary tract infections (UTIs), pain and swelling of the uterus, venereal disease, menstrual discomfort, and to arouse sexual desire. Kava is applied to the skin for skin diseases including leprosy, to promote wound healing, and as a painkiller. It is also used as a mouthwash for canker sores and toothaches.

Group of Volunteers in Fiji
Volunteers have a great time exploring!
The very Fijian practice of serving food in bamboo.