Delivering grassroots outreach initiatives is a big part of our aims for the Think Pacific Foundation. This enables us to empower disadvantaged youth to overcome poverty issues and achieve holistic health. We achieve this by improving education, sports development, infrastructure assistance and health promotion. As an ethical volunteer company and a registered Fijian charitable trust (FJ989) we have improved the lives of thousands of Fijian children.
We wanted to take you behind the scenes with these initiatives to illustrate the impact they have and the value your generous donations and support have.
Over the coming months, we want to take you on this journey to support youth and development in rural Fiji.
Our first update begins in the Province of Ra with our local partners, NRL Fiji and Netball Fiji (NetGo).
On Monday 29th October, Think Pacific Youth and Sports Officers, Danny and Katie, had an exciting week delivering our Partnered Sports NSO’s Programs to the rural part of Fiji in the highlands of Ra.
With the sun shining, this was our very first NRL and NetGo session to be delivered in Ra.
Head Teacher of Dobuilevu-Muslim School described the event as “A Great holistic learning experience for the children where they are more excited to learn…outside!”
The core aims of the programme were to:
- Introduce basic skills and rules of NRL to rural parts of Fiji Islands
- Increase awareness and opportunities to primary school children of growing the game of NRL in schools
- Learning basic key sports specific skills through NetGo Programs
- Delivering grassroots netball sessions to rural parts of Fiji islands
The NRL partnered activities included basic skill development such as shimmy shimmy side step, dummy pass, passing, play the ball & game situations).
The NetGo partnered activities included attack/defense, game situations and specialised skills i.e shooting.
The key outcomes were centred around creating opportunities for children to holistically develop through sport. A total of 605 children participated from 7 different schools.
Check out the pics below from the initiative.