Sustainability & Local Empowerment

Our Mission
"We facilitate access to information, opportunity and advice for rural communities and help young people reach their potential"

Our work is based on Fijian Government Aims to empower individuals to drive prosperity in their communities, enabling Fijians living in rural areas to have the same access of opportunity and education as those in urban areas.  We provide volunteer programmes, collaborative workshops, resource provision and training to facilitate local people to maximise their potential.

We have a strong focus upon young people, instilling self confidence and aspiration in Fijian children, facilitating young adults to learn leadership skills and become ambassadors for change and supporting global exchange and understanding.

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Our Charity
Think Pacific Foundation (FIJI)
We Work Only in Fiji

As a local charity we are deeply rooted in Fiji – Our home, our pride and our passion.  This focus upon Fiji creates meaningful, long standing relationships and specific local outcomes.

The Think Pacific Foundation (FIJI), charitable Trust FJ989, comprises of talented Fijian Trustees, Youth & Sports Officers, Health Professionals, Former Fiji Civil Servants and OSEP practitioners.  The Foundation operates year round, regardless of volunteers being present and has a budget of approximately 1.5 million dollars annually donated by Think Pacific (UK).

The foundation directs all our aims and initiatives within Fiji. It’s a body that ensures the project aims are worthwhile, matched to volunteers skill level and align with government policy, but also provides long term monitoring of initiatives as well as training, mentoring and capacity building to local Youth Groups,  Sports Teams, Teachers and Fijian NGO’s we support.

 

We Contribute To National Strategies
Sustainable, Collaborative & Long Term Aims

We work on national strategies and under MOU agreements with the Fijian Ministry to help communities achieve holistic health. We work in areas of education and advocacy, sports development, health promotion and infrastructure development and we support young people to foster leadership skills and become the agents of change in their communities.

 

 

Fiji's National Development Plan (2017-2036)

Think Pacific volunteer projects and development programmes are delivered in partnership with the Fijian Government’s National Development Plan, which provides overarching guidance to all our initiatives. We support key aims including Health, Education, Sports Development, Youth Leadership and Women’s Empowerment. Fiji’s NDP is aligned with global commitments including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but applies these to a Fiji-specific context.

Youth Engagement, Employability & Leadership

In partnership with the Fijian Ministry of Youth and Sport, we work long term with registered youth groups across rural areas of Fiji, supporting young adults to improve their skills, increase their employability and contribute positively to their communities. Through our volunteer programmes we foster global understanding, mutual respect and understanding. We help international and Fijian volunteers realize they are capable of being leaders and creating change, locally and globally.

Towards a Healthy Fiji Islands

We support Towards a Healthy Fiji Islands Initiative, part of the World Health Organisations Pacific wide approach to reducing NCD’s and creating healthy communities. We have been a driving force behind this initiative since 2009 and Fiji’s Former National Advisor for Health is one of our charities Trustees. The programme encourage Fijian children and youths to achieve seven core aims of holistic health to improve their life expectancy and future opportunity.

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Through Volunteer Projects & Wider Initiatives
Our Achievements
Some Of Our Proudest milestones Since 2009
18,000 +
Children have been introduced to extra-curricular activities
2000+
People have access to improved water supplies and sanitation in rural areas
600%
increase in sports participation maintained following our programmes
422
Fijian young men and women trained in engineering and carpentry skills
Over $7.5m
Invested into Fiji through our projects and year-round donations
72
Kindergarten programmes created, which now operate without volunteer assistance
97%
Of participants reported projects increased their personal development
42%
Improvement in literacy rates recorded (from testing children pre and post project)
280,000
Hours of 1-1 educational support provided for disadvantaged children
67
Building projects completed including opening 14 new health clinics
98%
Of teachers said our programmes enhanced pupil engagement in class
18,000 +
Children have undertaken our health and hygiene workshops
257
Teachers and community members trained to lead Physical Activity lessons
150 +
Jobs created for local people and 2 community business launched
83
Work based training placements organised for unemployed Fijian youths
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Stories From Fiji
Inspirational People We Work With
Local partners including government ministers talk about collaborating with Think Pacific
Dimua's Experience - From working alongside volunteers in remote Batiki Island to starting university
Tevita "Think Pacific is in our hearts" - The impact of community development in Fiji
Tusi - New opportunities, self development and leadership with Think Pacific
Fijian teachers discuss the impacts of extra curricular and sports development programmes
Maciu - The bond formed from cultural exchange and magnificent achievements made together
"Think Pacific strives to maintain the highest standard of respect for Fijian culture and traditions"
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