Fiji is waiting for you to help local teachers in local schools by participating in this training to work within an organization. Through tutoring workshops and educational games, benefit from a complete training, both theoretical and practical with in-depth support. While living a particularly rich professional experience, improve the skills of the teachers on site to thus increase the chances of success for the children of the archipelago.
The participants work in two primary schools in Dawasamu: that of Navuniesa, and that of Dawasamu district. They mainly participate in the improvement of the English language and the personal development of each with creative, artistic and sports workshops. Attending other lessons is also plausible during your training to work in an NGO.
This is a professionalizing experience in total immersion in Fijian culture. You work in collaboration with local communities, in order to best help children develop to counter the low quality education to which they have access. In practical terms, it is:
Like all of our training courses for working in humanitarian NGOs , this project in Fiji allows you to benefit from a complete learning experience, while having a positive and lasting impact on local communities.
This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.
The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you in the best possible way in the resolution of these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, for which you will be eligible thanks to your professional training.
Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.
If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.
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The results of the project since its inception:
The pupils of the primary schools in which the participants intervene were able to benefit from significant support. Teachers have also benefited from their help, through extensive support, particularly in the assessment of reading levels or by setting up individual and more personalized support courses. The contribution is also material, the schools have seen their resources for teaching grow. Participants also brought new teaching techniques to these schools, during their training to work in an NGO in the future.
The assignment depends on the skills and profile of the participants. A telephone interview and a registration file (CV and motivation letter) will determine the placement of the volunteers on educational projects ranging from childcare to the organisation of extracurricular activities and tutoring / assistance in schools for those with the most training.
Fiji is predominantly rural, with a minority of the population currently living in cities. The condition of women is not ideal either: in a typically patriarchal society, women are left out and still judged as inferior to men.
Women are thus not considered as breadwinners, their independence is particularly difficult to obtain. A third of the population in Fiji lives below the poverty line, making education for women even more important. Just one more year of primary school can dramatically increase a girl's earnings, and an even greater increase with an extra year of high school.
In parliament, only 9% of seats go to women. There is a real need within the archipelago for the education of young girls in order to reduce these gender inequalities, to give everyone the same chance of succeeding in society, integrating the labor market and obtaining his independence. It is also through this fight that the poverty rate could decrease within the community.
The missions of the training in Fiji:
The last objective of this project is finally to allow you to benefit from training to work in an NGO thereafter.
- Creating sustainable solutions to support self-sustaining communities.
- Ensuring access to clean water sources.
- Developing micro-enterprises around food, with a particular focus on education and agriculture.
- Supporting local schools with school supplies.
- Providing expertise and ideas on energy and electricity issues.
- Implementation of studies and educational programs on the marine environment.
A large part of your contribution is used to cover your accommodation, airport pick-up, meals, etc. Another part consists of a donation to the project to invest in equipment, qualified personnel, etc. And the rest is allocated to the administrative cost of recruiting volunteers.