Think Pacific

Think Pacific is a UK social enterprise and registered Fijian charity, which works with local government partners to achieve ethical, responsible and sustainable development in remote Fijian communities, whilst allowing university students to have a safe, structured and rewarding experience.  

Our project is a two-way process. We improve the life-skills, global understanding and personal development of both Fijian Youths and international youths through collaborative learning and volunteering.  

During the project, international volunteers live at the heart of a Fijian village, experience challenges, teamwork and cultural differences and work side-by-side with Fijian youths to discuss, explore and implement programmes to tackle a range of social issues. Themes include public health, mental health, sports development, micro enterprise, employability and life skills as well as running youth and sports activities in rural villages for Fijian children, which all achieve the aims of Fiji’s National Development Plan.   

In partnership with the Fijian government our overall goal is to increase access to information, advice and opportunity for children and youths in rural Fijian communities, whilst empowering young people (Fijian and international) to become more self-confident, culturally astute and empathetic leaders, who can tackle local and global challenges.

Think Pacific are running virtual internships:

  • Learn more about sustainable development;
  • Work with Fijian NGO's on real life projects; 
  • Contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

They are also hoping to run some summer projects in 2022, the details below provide an overview of the details. Overseas projects with Think Pacific may have some funding attached, meaning you wouldn’t have to fundraise as much as usual to take part. All details will be listed here once confirmed. 

 

  • Anyone over 18 years old can apply to Think Pacific projects.
  • Think Pacific are looking for a group of University of Manchester students for a project that will take place in summer for one month.
  • Volunteers will receive pre-departure preparation and support from the Project Coordinator and Team Leader.
  • Once in country the volunteers journey begins with a 3-day resort briefing. This allows you to acclimatise, bond as a team and prepare for the project through project related workshops. The workshops will be based around culture, customs and all the thematic area's such as Public Health, Mental Health, Leadership and Sports Development.
  • The total cost is around £1495 before flights.  This includes:
  • £195 deposit which covers UK administration and pre-departure preparation packs, training and support.
  • £800 project costs which includes all accommodation, food, transport and project related costs as well as outreach activates and guided tours.
  • £500 fundraising target – this will be used to support the development aims of Think Pacific and support their work in poverty reduction activities in the communities where they work.
  • Please apply using Volunteer Hub.
  • Search for 'Think Pacific' and click on 'apply' in the relevant advert.

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