Chloe’s Volunteer Trip to Fiji

 

 

https://www.gofundme.com/chloes-volunteer-trip-to-fiji

Hello everyone! I have made this blog as an upkeep of my Volunteer trip to Fiji!

I have designed this blog to promote fundraising for my trip in the hopes I am able to fundraise the costs of volunteering in Fiji.

My name is Chloe Webster and I am going to Fiji in December through a program called Vesabroad. This program is designed for university students to travel overseas to a country that is third world. For this trip I have chosen Fiji. During this trip, I will be helping disadvantaged families and children to rebuild their homes and schools. Along with this, I will also be teaching the families how to talk English.

This trip is primarily to help make Fiji a safer places for children and families living in Fiji. In previous trips, volunteers have done things such as building a school, rebuilding homes and shelters as well as making bus stops so that children have a safe way to travel to school.

I would absolutely love to have this opportunity to make a real difference in these families lives. I feel the world really needs to help each other out, or we will all perish. I would love to help these people reach their full potential as well as having fun along the way. These people are not given the luxury of safe homes, or drinkable water. I would love to show them exactly what they are able to achieve when they put their mind to it, as well as learning their culture and expanding my experiences.

If you would like to get in contact with me, I have linked my Facebook page along with my email address for this trip.

I would love if you could spread the word about this trip as it would mean the absolute world to me to be able to help these people live their lives to their fullest.

https://www.gofundme.com/chloes-volunteer-trip-to-fiji

 

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Story Time!

Hi everyone, I have found this story about a Fijian family struggling with their day-to-day life. This has stood out to me and has made me that much more motivated for my trip. I have copied the story below, however I did not write this. I have included where I have gotten to article from along with a photo of the family.

Stories like this inspire me to help. The fact that these families are not given the luxury that we are of food, safe wood, a stable shelter and safe places to stay astounds me. I feel so terribly for these people and I just want to help them out in any way I possibly could.

This particular story inspires me, these people are trying their absolute hardest to ensure that their children are able to go to school and get the most out of their education. In Australia and many other countries this isn’t a privilege, this is our normal life. The fact that these people have to try so hard just to send their children to school is terrible and this scares me more than anything in the world. I appreciated my studies and generally loved the experience, and the fact that some children are missing out on such a thing really upsets me and makes me realise just how lucky I am.
Here is their story:

ALTHOUGH they struggle to provide their children with the best in life, the experience has taught the Lingam family to appreciate life and live within their means.

Yesterday, the family in Labasa, who has lived a life of poverty, was proud to share how they have managed in the midst of their struggles.

Despite the life of poverty, Anuma Lingam has managed to budget wisely to put her disabled grandchildren through school.

“We struggle in life but we are blessed to have the assistance of kind-hearted people and the special school in Labasa who helped us with uniforms and food.

“But with this assistance we have had to be wise and budget well because we provide the food for our children.

“Their father also goes around town asking for assistance so it is the wisdom God has given us that has helped us appreciate life and live within our means,” she said.

Mrs Lingam said her grandchildren Miriam, 20, and Daniel Lingam, 15, attend Labasa School for the Disabled. Miriam studies cookery and sewing whereas Daniel does joinery and carpentry.

Their mother Parmila Wati remained quiet during the interview which her mother-in-law attributed to her sickly nature.

“My son, Michael, who is their dad, is also sickly and is quite slow so I have been supporting them too through the social welfare assistance as well,” she said.

 

Retrieved from: http://fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=339089

Written by: Joanne Vaetiti

Thank you!

Hi everyone and thank you for your support so far! It’s so lovely to see all of these beautiful messages I am receiving from you guys. It definitely means a lot to me.

I am so very excited to go to Fiji, not only because it’s a beautiful country, but I can’t wait to meet and help all of the beautiful families. It’s going to be an unforgettable experience and I cannot wait for December to come!

I will keep you updated as often as I can, which can be a little hard sometimes as I’m studying full time and I’m coming on exam week, but bare with me I will keep you up to date as often as I can

-Chloe

Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, kind of like a destiny.

I want to inspire people. I want someone to say “Because of you, I didn’t give up.”

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