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Alternative Livelihoods and Community Empowerment in Fiji

This program was one of the best choices I’ve made. I worked in Community Development in Fiji and this covered a wide range of jobs. For the most part I was helping develop the door to door recycling information package, which explained what to recycle and what was safe to burn. I also spent time working in the community garden, and a few days doing physical work (clearing out a lot, transporting sand bags, etc.).

I also even taught in the mothers and babies clinic for a few days. There were a lot of amazing aspects to this placement and aside from the undeniable and direct positive impact that it has on the community, my favorite part was the diversity of tasks. The project did an amazing job of tailoring what volunteers do to their strong suits and skills. I honestly cannot think of a better way for a young person to spend their time. Travel with an open mind (as these are simpler living conditions than what you’re used to), and I can guarantee you’ll have an experience you will never forget. I can’t wait for my next project!

Alternative Livelihoods and Community Empowerment in Fiji 


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Danielle Weber