TP Vision, Mission & Values
Think Pacific is both a Uk based social enterprise and a registered Fijian Charity. We deliver the highest level of international projects which directly support the aims of our partners towards Fiji’s National Development through international participation. This serves both as an impactful initiative in itself but also as a funding initiative.
We were born out of local ideas and ambition within Fiji. Our visionaries included The National Health Advisor for Fiji, Mr Manasa Seniyasi who is now Trustee of Think Pacific Foundation, Chiefs of Fiji’s Lomaiviti Province, including Ratu Komai and Ratu Jolame and Mr Waliki Satakala, former Provincial Officer facilitating the Towards a Healthy Fiji Islands Initiative and former Trustee of Think Pacific foundation.
Seeing inspired young leaders positively impacting local and global challenges.
Supporting the initiatives of our partners and empowering Fijian youths to achieve goals outlined in Fiji’s National Development Plan.
To provide the funding, planning and logistical support to enable local communities, provincial councils, government partners and other stakeholders to achieve specific development aims. The aims are guided by the holistic development concepts of the National Wellness Centre (Ministry of Health Fiji) and the Towards a Healthy Fiji islands Initiative, which focus upon holistic development across 7 target areas: Physical, Mental, Social, Financial, Spiritual, Environment and Policy. These target areas of development are focused within the 7 target settings: Villages, Settlements, Cities & Towns, Schools, Churches, Workplaces and Sports. Through “Community Development” and “Youth & Sports” volunteer programmes Think Pacific is able to support and promote the core policy of Government partners and other stakeholders, whilst also providing development assistance in communities, schools, sports and other settings through our aims.
These are the values we ask every staff member & volunteer to live by…
1 . Passion; Drive the success of TP’s vision, mission and development.
2 . Mindset; Always be a positive role model by seeking solutions and outcomes.
3 . Resilience; Can achieve goals and motivate others, despite new and challenging environments.
4 . Humility; Be humble, respectful and mindful in all that we do.
5 . Accountability; Always take responsibility for our energy, impact and standards.
6 . Collaboration; Value working together. Always champion & support others.
7 . Aspiration; Always aspiring to improve, become better and achieve more.
Collaborations at all levels of planning, preparation and implementation.
Emphasis on learning and understanding, before contributing.
Only Fiji. Our focus upon Fiji creates meaningful relationships and specific local outcomes.
To make a positive contribution to the immediate needs and holistic developments targets, and improve local resources and infrastructure, in rural Fijian communities through financial support from Think Pacific and hands on assistance from international students and skilled local professionals.
- To support a locally directed and sustainable model of development aimed at increasing local empowerment and providing long term solutions to development issues via skills sharing, community specific support, critical analysis and long term financial assistance by Think Pacific.
- To invest in Fiji’s youth; increasing opportunities for future generations by facilitating access to improved infrastructure, education, training and support.
- To enable international students to experience and appreciate remote areas of the South Pacific Islands in a safe and responsible manner.
- To promote Fijian culture, customs and traditional skills and encourage understanding and respectful behaviour from tourists.
- To create a multiracial, international programme which values the sharing of ideas, experiences and differences.
To enable volunteers to challenge themselves and develop initiative, teamwork and leadership skills through remote living and cultural interaction.
We offer what we believe to be the best practice in international projects; projects which are locally directed, in partnership with the Fijian government, led by a Fijian charity, locally monitored, promote local empowerment, ensure sustainable outcomes and are entirely responsible.
We have partnerships with 4 Government ministries and 70+ Fijian NGOs and our projects are in service to their aims, increasing their capacity and providing opportunities for outreach. We’re a cultural exchange which fosters learning, understanding, equality and respect. You’ll make small contributions to existing local initiatives, guided by local people in a structure of collaboration.
If you join, be prepared for challenge, a tremendous learning experience, honest reflection and immense cultural exchange. Our projects are tough but the rewards will stay with you. Throw yourself into Fijian daily life, learn from traditional communities and come with a positive mindset. You will return a more educated person, with unique stories, new friendships and new perspectives. You’ll have made a true connection with Fiji and you’ll encapsulate volunteering ‘the Think Pacific way’.See our Projects