We arrived in Nadi on the plane to be met by the Project Manager and 4 other volunteers. Then a 4 hour coach drive to Suva, showing us the scenery of Fiji for the first time. Soon we hit busy Suva. First impressions of host family couldn't have been better, very big and welcoming, starting things off with a welcome Kava ceremony.
I have been part of the Sports coaching Project, got assigned to my school, Dudley Intermediate. The kids are very enthusiastic for sport so PE, swimming lessons and after school rugby is rewarding and enjoyable. I also got assigned to a class in which I help with academic subjects when PE isn't on. So it's a good way to get classroom experience and try and remember fractions and science!
On the weekends there's a lot of chances to explore Fiji, we've done the local Suva night life (very good) and also gone off to the white sandy beaches, resorts and lagoons waterfalls on others!
Weekends are very busy and aren't slow, after project there's time to get to know your family very well, help out to cook, in the Fiji way or just play with the little ones!
By Rob Sturman, Sports Coaching volunteer
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