Our Bespoke Approach
The most unique aspect to Think Pacific is that we deliver projects nationally, across all provinces of Fiji’s 330 islands. We focus upon advocacy, training and empowering Fijian youths to deliver aims within their own communities. directed by The Fijian Ministry of Youth and Sports, The Fijian Ministry of Health and The National Employment Centre Fiji.
Every team visits a different location and supports a different village setting and youth group. This model allows our charity to have a wider and more sustainable impact. Rather than focusing upon just one village in Fiji, this model means we can collaborate with, learn from and help to inspire thousands of young adults and children annually, providing wide spread messages of education, sport, health, employability and well-being. We ensure the delivery of the governments’ aims and continuity of programmes rest in the hands of ambitious local people. It is a respectful and locally empowering method, which has been handcrafted by our charity and The Fijian government for over a decade to achieve core national aims and foster local achievement.
This also creates a phenomenal experience for our volunteers. You are often the first ever team of volunteers your community has hosted. This brings a unique buzz of excitement – it develops your personal connection to the village, a unique learning environment, a real and honest cultural insight and life-long memories for everyone.
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Did you know? Many volunteer organisations act as a ‘middle man’ for local NGOs and charities abroad. This can cause conflicts of interest, unrealistic expectations and mixed messages. Think Pacific is different. As a UK social enterprise (Think Pacific) and a registered Fijian charitable Trust (Think Pacific Foundation), with over 100 annual staff in Fiji, we provide whole oversight and accountability of the project and wider local aims of training, monitoring and sustainability.
“We are the adviser before you leave, the ground operator when you arrive, and the local charity ensuring sustainability after you depart.”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who comes away saying Think Pacific changed my perspective on life. Challenging and thoroughly rewarding. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined.
The most incredible experience of my life, thrown into the deep end and fully experiencing a culture like no other was one of the most eye opening thing I’ve ever been able to do! The support from signing up all the way through to the final day of project was unbelievable! Wouldn’t change a thing about my experience other than I’d have stayed for longer! The project tests you in ways you can’t imagine before, putting you out of so many comfort zones but you’ll leave with a completely new outlook on your life at home and wanting more experiences of this nature! Think Pacific really go the extra mile to make your experience one of a kind! Best month of my life! I’d go back in a heartbeat and the friendships I made will last a lifetime! Vinaka Think Pacific!
We like to set expectations, it’s helps you to be the best volunteer for Fiji. You won’t change the world on a TP project (or any volunteer project) but you will be able to make a small and real contribution. International development is complex. International volunteering organisations can be a real mixed bag of quality.. If you’re reading this far, then we know you’re someone who likes to delve deeper and consider carefully – which is wonderful!
Our projects are proving hugely inspiring and rewarding for Fijian children and youths in Fiji and continue to achieve great results. We can only continue our good work with amazing young volunteers joining us. To progress our impact further, we’re looking for individuals who really want to learn about Fiji, embrace a new way of life and test yourself in unfamiliar settings. If you come to Fiji with this mindset and a positive ‘can do’ attitude, we promise, you’ll work on genuinely sound initiatives, which are making a real contribution at a local level – A programme that breeds global understanding, fosters youth development and is demanding but carefully designed to match to your skill level. We also know the project is a real challenge, but that living at the heart of a Fijian village is just about the biggest, most reflective and most memorable life lesson you can have.Does Think Pacific Sound Like Your Kind Of Project? Here's How To Apply..