Think Pacific Foundation registered in England and Wales (Charity Number 1162190) and Think Pacific Foundation FIJI (Charity Number FJ989)
“We increase education, opportunity and equality, and promote sustainable development in Fiji through collaboration and local empowerment.”
Through national partnerships with Fijian government, charities and social enterprises we support Fiji’s National Development Plan and collaborate on national programs to improve health, education, sports development, local enterprise, life-skills and basic infrastructure in Fiji. We facilitate individuals to drive prosperity in their communities. Through our volunteer projects we aim to celebrate Fijian culture, customs and traditional life and foster global connections and shared ideas, whilst increasing capacity building and funding for grass roots initiatives.
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.
Sustainable Development Goals in Fiji
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.
Some Of Our Proudest milestones Since 2009
Children have been introduced to extra-curricular activities
People have access to improved water supplies and sanitation in rural areas
increase in sports participation maintained following our programmes
Fijian young men and women trained in engineering and carpentry skills
Invested into Fiji through our projects and year-round donations
Kindergarten programmes created, which now operate without volunteer assistance
Of participants reported projects increased their personal development
Improvement in literacy rates recorded (from testing children pre and post project)
Hours of 1-1 educational support provided for disadvantaged children
Building projects completed including opening 14 new health clinics
Of teachers said our programmes enhanced pupil engagement in class
Children have undertaken our health and hygiene workshops
Teachers and community members trained to lead Physical Activity lessons
Jobs created for local people
Work based training placements organised for unemployed Fijian youths