I had set my alarm for the ungodly hour of 05:25 in eager anticipation; I knew I had to have a part in these moments. When it pierced through my dreams I hauled my ass out of my warm bed, wrapped myself in my bedsheet and followed the closest cheers and applause I could hear ricocheting around the neighbourhood.
Find out from teaching volunteer Olivia what you can get up to on the weekend in Fji. Recently the team went on a trip to some local villages where they were shown around and fed like kings!
Bula or shall I say moce? My month here in Fiji has flown by! It has been a surreal experience and I have learnt so much about the Fijian culture and their way of life. Expectations of my trip have been exceeded and I definitely feel I have made my stamp on John Wesley Primary School.
It’s coming to the end of term 2 here in Fiji at Jon Wesley Primary school and the volunteers have been hard at work marking internal exams sat by all the pupils.
"It seems like an age has passed since I was stood with all my belongings on the Piccadilly line travelling from my home in East London, to Heathrow, to where I am now; sitting at the kitchen table at my new home stay reflecting on the whirlwind that has been the couple of weeks..."
Amy Thompson joined the Fiji Teaching Project as a volunteer and explians why she has fallen in love with Fiji time and feels completetly at home.
Fiji is magical, it has a way of relaxing and lifting all the burdens off your shoulders. After two days I felt relaxed and revitilised.
Welcome to Suva! My first few days in Fiji have been completely hectic, from a 4 hour bus ride across country to the hustle and bustle of city life, its safe to say I’m glad to finally have some time to rest and write this passage for you to read.