We had a unanimous favorite project among the volunteers last week. The Hilton Special School is a new partner we found within walking distance from our house. We have loved taking turns working with these amazing kids! Here are a few inserts from the volunteers       "This past week I have been able to volunteer at a school... Continue reading »
Week 1 was an outpouring of all things new - new friendships, new places, new cultures, new foods, new experiences, new living conditions, new routines. It is has also been a week to meet with all of our potential partners to find our niche among them. As a team we have explored these many avenues, and while we're still learning, we are ready to... Continue reading »
We, your fearless Country Directors, have officially arrived in Suva, Fiji! After only a small delay (17 hours to be exact), our flight landed in Nadi around 10pm, where we spent a fantastic first night at the Beach Horizon Backpackers Resort. We then spent the next day traveling across Fiji meeting with old and new friends, including Irene at the... Continue reading »
The business development team’s last project in Fiji was researching, writing, and compiling profiles of twenty types of businesses that South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), Fiji’s largest microfinance institution, provides loans for. The project was proposed by SPBD’s Fiji General Manager, Elrico Muñoz, who saw that the loan officers... Continue reading »
 We blogged earlier about teaching music at the Ba School for Special Education. After seeing remarkable results (a rise in Friday attendance from 8 to about 35 students) we were given the opportunity by the Ministry of Education to conduct three conferences in the Western Division of Fiji (Lautoka, Sigatoka, and Ra).In these conferences we... Continue reading »