Welcome to GVI Fiji's Community Development Programme blog. Here you can keep up to date with our projects in Fiji.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Out here in the islands, GVI Fiji has had an extremely productive and challenging 2013. We would like to thank all the volunteers, staff members, communities, partners, organisations, and government agencies that made our achievements last year possible.

Here are some of our highlights from 2013:

Volunteers fundraise,distribute food aid, and carry out repairs to infrastructure  in the aftermath of Cyclone Evan in the northern Yasawas

GVI Fiji is incorporated as a Fiji Non-profit organization

MOU with the Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports signed

MWH Water Project adds over 55,000 litres of new capacity across 5 villages and adds over 130,000 litres of water capacity through efficiency and system repairs.

Over 500,000 Litres of Rainwater Collection Capacity Added since program launch in 2011

GVI Licence to Assist in Fiji Schools Approved

Launch of Education Enrichment and Community support program in Silana Village

GVI becomes a member of FLMMA

GVI joins FLMMA Executive Committee

MOU signed with Silana Youth Group

Development of Babale base

Tabu areas of the Northern Yasawa's mapped in GIS

Marine Conservation National Scholarship program launched

Launch of Waste Management Village Initiative in Silana

28 Fish Wardens Trained

330,000 hours of student contact time logged

Further development of the GVI Education Enrichment 1-on-1 program in partner schools yields  impressive results in student performance

School Teacher Professional Development initiatives launched

Income generation and upcycling training and facilitation integrated into community programs

Nacula Yaubula Management Committee formed

Composting Toilets built at RMMS School

Baseline biodiversity and reef health surveys carried out across 10 different village fishing grounds
Launch of the Honor Fiji Journey 

Over 1590 hours of computer literacy education provided in schools

Four phases of Spinner dolphin research completed in partnership with WDC

Introduction of Chicken Coops project in Silana Village

Over $30,000 Fijian Dollars raised by the GVI Fiji Charitable Trust

Thank you for your ongoing support and for making 2013 what it was!
In 2014 we will be launching a new blog platform which will be announced shortly, so we can continue to keep you up to date with our Fiji Programs

Happy New year!

GVI Fiji