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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Volunteer in Fiji as part of a team in 2019, supporting the education system of children in poverty.

Windermere, UK

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Think Pacific

Why are we going?

In rural Fiji, 75% of the children live in poverty. This means only 50% of the rural population have access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation. Moreover, schools are in a poor condition that lack basic materials e.g. pens, pencils, rulers etc., so many children drop out early. 5% of children in these rural areas have access to early years education and organised youth schemes, sport and extra-curricular activities are limited to non existent. And these are just a few reasons why we want to make a difference in Fiji. As Think pacific is an amazing organisation that is so beneficial to the community, where the children we are volunteering for is based.

In February 2016 , Fiji suffered its worst cyclone ever recorded. Over 400 schools were damaged, 50,000 families displaced and entire communities destroyed. Fiji could take a generation to recover and children are in dire need of long term support. This is what the Think pacific team are trying to do and we want to get involved. The support we will be giving to the children will be vital in helping them to get the same opportunities we have.

The impact of Think Pacific

- 10,000+ children are supported each year

- 1000+ children attend early years education annually

-600% increase in sports participation

-60+ Building projects completed

-Over $3m Invested into Fiji so far

-72 Kindergartens created

-15% Increase in school attendance

-40% Improvement in Literacy in Summer 2016

-180,000 hours of educational support for disadvantaged children

Cost Breakdown

35% volunteer related costs: transport, project food and accommodation, weekend activities and any associated local fees or village contributions. Training materials, transport, briefing and training, workshops and 24 hour support.

30% charity and sustainability: school, kindi and sport resources for volunteer project schools, school resources for 20,000+ children, teacher training, funding for ECE, provision for over 1000 children annually, running sports camps tournaments, school participations costs, health advocacy, workshops and resources, ongoing cyclone relief, charity reporting, assessment and audit and providing local scholarships and grants.

17% project operations support and logistics: expeditions leaders providing daily support, project managers overseeing project, FIJI communication, Fiji office running costs including: print, post and stationary. Expedition kit, equipment and first aid, government bonds and local permits, transport and resources for sports outreaches, company liability insurance, staff recruitment and training.

8% project planning and evaluation: project site visits, government partner liaison and workshops, community preparation, risk assessments, project reporting, volunteer scheme and interns, staff training, systems development.

7% UK volunteer support: staffing, equipment, print, postage, office resources, computers, IT, Database management, softwear systems, phone management.

1% re-investment: research a new initiatives, partnership building, local community and staff upskilling,.

2% promotion: advertising and online marketing, school outreach, university liaison, presentation and preparation resources.

Overall, 63% of the money raised goes towards the Charity, which will help the children and their future.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any donations would be much appreciated.

Lucie and Zoe x

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      Windermere, UK

      Hi, this is Lucie and Zoe and welcome to our Just Giving page! In July 2019 we are travelling to Fiji to volunteer with children that live in poverty. In order to get there we are trying to raise £2000, where 63% of the money goes to the charity. Thank you for your support x

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