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£1,160raised of £2,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,160 to Volunteer at The Gospel School for the Deaf, located in Suva, Fiji.

    Suva, Fiji
    Funded on Wednesday, 21st November 2018

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    Hello everyone!

    We (Kirsty and Melissa) are volunteering to help out The Gospel School for the Deaf, located in Suva, Fiji for 2 months and we would be delighted to make our target to raise the money...including some acitives to set the art workshop to teach people learn new skills, and sell things (artworks) in carboot sale and craft fairs.

    We have known each other for ten years and met at Mary Hare Grammar school for the Deaf. We are currently in universities and we will graduate this July 2018. We decided to travel the world after graduating to gain confidence and face the challenges this will bring. We had the opporunity of a good education and we would like to volunteer and help deaf children who are less fortunate than ourselves.

    We contacted with The Gospel School for the Deaf in Fiji to ask if they needed volunteers as Kirsty knew of someone who already works there. We always want to support deaf children so that they are able to grow in confidence and in their own abilities, as we believe we all have potential to succeed in the future given the oppotunity.

    Once students pass their Fiji Eighth Year Examinations, they can progress to mainstream high school classes supported by sign language interpreters. Volunteers are very important to the school, after training we will teach the children maths, english, science, social studies, health, literacy and more.

    The school also teaches parents and families to sign so they can learn to communicate with their children. There are many barriers to overcome and we can understand fully the limitations of every day life when it is difficult to communicate.

    We would like to be role models and positive influences for the children and use our own experiences of breaking down communication barriers to show deaf children how to use their own language to communicate with us and the wider world.

    We are looking forward to the sunshine, the food, making new friends but above all working with the children to encourage them to learn. We will be blogging when there to let you all know how things are going.

    Deafness didn‘t stop us from achieving what we wanted and so we will encourage the childen to feel confident to go forward and learn.



    • Melissa Jade Payne6 months ago
      Melissa Jade Payne

      Melissa Jade Payne

      6 months ago

      Hello Everyone, Melissa did face painting last two weeks for summer fetes and raised £176.60. Donation from neighbours received. Money will be put on this website soon. Thank you for your support.

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    Page last updated on: 11/21/2018 8:30 PM



    • Sam Pyne

      Sam Pyne

      Nov 21, 2018

      Congratulations on your amazing work you have done to the school year in Fiji!! You’re truly wonderful human. So hopefully this small donation will help the school.


    • Keith


      Oct 31, 2018

      Hi, you're both doing brilliant Melissa. Loved the photos. Best wishes Keith & Maria


    • Dominic


      Sep 13, 2018

      Bula! Loved the country! Believe donation will end up worth for deaf school! 🇫🇯


    • Louise Shaw

      Louise Shaw

      Sep 12, 2018

      You will be fantastic!


    • Glenny Boy

      Glenny Boy

      Sep 7, 2018

      For my reason to donate again, you got to help them to improve for their future plus Fiji deaf rugby for deaf rugby international in future 💖


    • Nina Hilton

      Nina Hilton

      Sep 6, 2018

      Hi Kirsty and Melissa Such a great project - I wish you all the very best with it and hope you will have an amazing time!I can’t wait to see photos and blogs. I want to hear all about it 😀


    • Maggie and Lawrence

      Maggie and Lawrence

      Sep 4, 2018

      Bought two ceramics from Kirsty's neighbours


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