FIJI

TEACH CHILDREN IN SUVA IN FIJI

Live in the beautiful Island town of Suva in Fiji and teach children of various age groups. You'll make a very significant and worthwhile contribution.

You'll have the freedom to be creative and design your own lesson plans in a relaxed environment matching the Fijian way of doing things as you will be surrounded with the friendliness of the children.

You'll teach different age groups in different levels. With or without teaching experience, you'll have a positive influence on the children and you'll be made very welcome in these "home to happiness" islands.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

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
worldwide.com
Price: £795 (approx. US$1,050) for 1 week
£250 (US$335) 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
Accommodation
Food
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.
GROUPS
GAP YEAR BREAKS from School or University.
GROWN-UP GAPPERS, career breakers and retired.
ANYONE interested in education or working with children
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break.
Open to all nationalities.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • 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 is benefitting 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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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

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.

Most expats send their children to a private schools, with the majority selecting the international schools located in either Suva or Nadi. Public schools in Fiji are open to expat enrolment, but are rarely used due to somewhat erratic educational standards.

In many villages, there will be a small school with teachers doing their best to serve the students spread across a variety of educational levels.

You'll experience life in both rural and urban areas, which is quite different from the average journey followed by a tourist. Most locals on Fiji can’t afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Your teaching enable students to form relationships with someone from another culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. Mainly, you will assist the regular school teacher, so you do not need to have any teaching background.

The children in Fiji are in desperate need of experienced teachers and enthusiastic non-qualified volunteers. Both can make a very significant and worthwhile contribution.

Volunteers with teaching experience will have the freedom to be creative and design their own lesson plans, a refreshing change for some of our more mature participants, who tell us it takes them back to the “good old days.”

Those with less or no experience will get support and guidance from our Teaching Centre, a relaxed environment matching the Fijian way of doing things, but with up-to date teaching methods from experienced teachers.

You should love children and understand their behavior, as you will be surrounded with loads of them every day and their friendliness can sometimes become over-exuberant!

Sample Schedule of Monday to Friday Program Activities:

  • Planning lessons
  • Doing and teaching crafts
  • Computer class
  • Teaching through Conversation
  • English language teaching
  • Level exams
  • Dynamic activities
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A volunteer teaches a class in Fiji
A volunteer teaching a class in Fiji
Teaching in a school in Fiji
The teachers are always very happy with any assistance you give them.
Children in class in Fiji
It's unusual to find children who don't look at the camera when photos are taken!
Volunteers jump for joy
Teaching is important ... but for these kids food is crucial!!
Volunteers making Panda cakes on the conservation project
Hanging around at break time.
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ACCOMMODATION

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.

FOOD:
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.

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

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
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.

FACILITIES NEAR THE PROJECT

  • 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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

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.
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LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

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!

COUNTRY INFORMATION ABOUT FIJI:
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.

GASTRONOMY

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.

KAVA /YAGONA

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.

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