Vinaka Fiji - Yasawa Islands

CHILDREN, SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

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OUR MISSION

Make a difference to the children of the Yasawa Islands and improve their educational outcomes with the help of voluntourism and donations.

The schools in the remote Yasawa Islands are under-resourced and the number of teachers available to teach at these schools is very low. The Vinaka Fiji program supports schools and teachers by assisting with classroom teaching (in English, based on the Fijian National curriculum) through classwork, literacy games, and educational activities. You will be involved in supporting students both inside the classroom and out.

We work in three main areas to support the existing teaching resource available: Early Education, One-on-One Reading, Vocational. The age range of the students you will work with will vary from pre-schoolers right through to adult students who are returning to school to make the most of their opportunity for education.

Reading lessons with Vinaka Fiji
Yasawa Island school kids

HIGHLIGHTS

1.

Work with children, teenagers and young adults.

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Spectacular island location.

3.

Immerse yourself in the local culture.

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Improve future prospects of the Yasawa children.

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Varied educational roles.

HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The local council and provisional government have specifically requested our assistance with English language teaching, maths, sports education, and arts with the long-term aim to assist in teacher education and training. Working with the Yasawan community, this project provides the opportunity to be immersed in Fijian culture while supporting the locals through their education and improving their future prospects.

Making a difference in Fiji's Yasawa Islands

AREAS OF FOCUS

Child of the Yasawa Islands

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

These programs are attached to each village kindergarten and focus on children from 3.5 years to 5 years old. The aim is to encourage parents as partners in developing an understanding and appreciation of the value of their children attending school.