Weʼre raising £1,100 to help support the Fiji children who live in poverty by teaching them basic Maths and English as well as introducing PE into their lives.
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In June 2017 i will be volunteering for a month in Fiji with the charity Think Pacific. I am going to be volunteering in a school helping to teach children basic Maths and English as well as leading PE lessons which will be invaluable experience for my degree.
Fijian sport, especially at youth level, longs for some organisation, structure and the introduction of basic equipment. It's not unusual for kids to trek several miles to a neighbouring village to share a rugby ball, or for island teams to have to bow out of competitions because they don't have enough hockey sticks, boots, a pitch or goal posts. In a country where sport can lift and unite the nation, many of the most talented players are never discovered. For children living in rural villages, my coaching assistance will provide the chance to learn sporting skills for the first time.
Sport and PE plays a massive part in my life and is something i'm very passionate about, i believe all children should have the opportunity to participate in quality PE lessons no matter what. This experience is going to be a great challenge for me to overcome because i will be living with a Fiji family leaving behind all my home comforts. Many Fijian homes only have 1 room so i will be living and sleeping in the same room and adapting to their culture.
Some of the money raised will go towards Think Pacific, their aim is to improve the lives of these children and communities by providing classroom help and materials, sports coaching and equipment as well as fun extra-curricular activities in order to encourage and invest in the youth of Fiji, in an attempt to escape this continuing cycle of poverty.
Over the next few months i will be participating in numerous fundraising activities including Nottingham 10k to try and raise the total cost of this trip which is £2150.
Any contributions will be hugely appreciated no matter how little as every penny will help me to help the Fiji children and their families. Thank you!
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