”I had a fantastic time in Fiji, it was an incredible, once in a lifetime experience and I will definitely be doing it again!” Courtney
Fiji is a country in much need of external help, especially with its younger population. An under-supply of teaching staff means large class sizes in its public education.
In this program you have the choice of working with younger kids at a village kindergarten or schoolchildren in a primary school. Whichever you choose you will be a great help to the teacher and an exciting new presence for the kids. At our kindergarten project, the kids are aged between 4 and 7 and demand a lot of attention. The class sizes are large so it is difficult for local staff to give each child as much attention as they need. You will help take care of the kids during classes as well as creating some sessions and activities of your own with crafts, songs and games. By showing initiative and enthusiasm the options are endless.
If you choose to help at a Primary School you will provide a great service both to the kids and the teachers – you’ll assist the class teacher who does his or her best to serve the students spread across a variety of ages and educational levels. Volunteers with teaching experience and those without will both be able to make a very significant and worthwhile contribution. The experienced teacher will find the freedom to be creative and design their own lesson plans, whilst those with less or no teaching experience will have whatever support and guidance is needed from our Teaching Centre. You may choose to focus on Physical Education, Music, or Arts and Crafts or any other specialist area you may have.
On this program you will experience real life in both rural and urban areas of Fiji, a world away from the tourist resorts.