Stan Maisey, from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Explains Why He Decided to Volunteer in Fiji

Published 16/09/2022

Stan Maisey, studying Sports Performance and Analysis at Cardiff Metropolitan University, joined Think Pacific on a project to the remote islands of Fiji this summer.

In partnership with the Fiji Government, Ministry of Health and local partners, these projects have contributed to Fiji’s National Development Plan and the UN’s Sustainability Goals.

We caught up with Stan to reflect on his time on project and how his experience in Fiji has helped his studies and career opportunities.

“It’s such an amazing community to be involved in.”

Global Mobility and the Turing Scheme

Launched in 2021, the Turing Scheme has replaced the Erasmus+ programme in providing funding for participants in UK universities, colleges, and schools, to go on international study and work placements.

Cardiff Metropolitan University successfully applied for Turing Scheme funding to help their students embark on a unique 4 week global, work-based programme in the Fiji Islands led by Think Pacific, in partnership with the Fijian Government and other local partners.

Throughout the project, participating students expanded their cultural fluency and global citizenship, as well as accessing Think Pacific’s influential partners at an international level.

Stan Maisey’s Story

Stan joined a community development project in Nativi village, Ra.

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