Its a long trek
The Golden Oldies traveled down the largest river system in the region, through the mangroves to arrive at an isolated fishing village. The Primary School had spent much of the week preparing their speeches, songs and cultural dances for the team.
“Its a wonderful opportunity for our students to proudly display their culture to our very nice visitors” remarked the Senior Teacher.
The team spent time talking to the men, woman and children about life in the village. Songs and stories from the Bible were shared and the children singing grace as a group prior to lunch was very moving.
A Medical Clinic was held for the adults of the village to test their diabetics status. Diabetes is a major health concern in Fiji with an amputation occurring every 12-hours. It was very encouraging to discover the Village people were in excellent health, having to live off the sea for fish and their crops surrounding them.
Youth Fishing Boat
The trip also created discussions for micro-enterprise opportunities by looking at a partnership to support the youth of the village to purchase their own fishing boat. We look forward to seeing this progress over the next few months.