Community Healthcare and Healthcare Education

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Coordinator | Jennifer

High­lights

An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand. Plus lots of adventure activities to do in your free time.
You'll learn a lot from top experts. You'll gain new skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
You're making a difference! The enormous satisfaction of knowing that your work is contributing to improving the health of village children and local adults in . This is an extremely rewarding project
You'll make friends for life, plus you'll expand your global network of contacts. And you'll have a huge boost for your CV or Résumé !
You're in Fiji, a dream destination to most people! Fiji is an amazing culture and vibrant sights - a colorful country packed with exciting experiences waiting for you!
Help educate the local Fijians with simple lessons in hygiene. Being villagers, they have little knowledge of hygiene or of a balanced and nutritious diet. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Apart from needing qualified professionals in order to conduct health camps and dental checkups, we also need participants who can educate people in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness. This works towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.

The general health of average Fijians is quite good and robust as most of the youths are interested in Sports and they begin their training at an early age. However, as they get older, especially the women, they tend to get obese after births of their children. Since most of the local populations live in the villages, they have little or no knowledge of hygiene and diet. This leads to a wide range of diseases like high blood sugar, cholesterol, hypertension etc. The other common diseases common in villages are skin eruptions/ lesions, urinary infections, gum disease and heart diseases.

Your assistance on the Healthcare Project will range, depending on your own skills, from educating the local villagers on simple hygiene techniques, to conducting health camps and dental checkups and generally offering guidance on the project's development.

This is not an internship, but you will get work experience on this project. The program can be changed depending on requirements and local conditions. The working time will be around 5 to 6 hours a day.

Your weekends and evenings are free, leaving you time for relaxing, travelling and sightseeing.

YOUR HEALTHCARE PROJECT CONTENT:

If you're interested in educating simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join the Healthcare Education project. Medical professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would be immensely valuable, however it is not imperative that participants have a medical background to join. As a participant of this project, you can support to run healthcare campaigns in local schools around Sigatoka, actively teach the importance of basic hygiene – emphasize brushing teeth correctly, washing hands and general body cleanliness.

Many of the daily routines that we carry out without thinking are not common practices with the children you will meet, but starting simple education early can go a long way for immediate and future healthcare.

If you have a medical background, check-up clinics for local children and adults can be organized with your help.

Typical day

This is a sample schedule, rather than a "typical" day:

During the first half of the day in the morning, a local doctor will meet you and explain to you all the various medical aspects as well as the medical needs of the local community. Later you will then be taken to the local government schools and take part in awareness campaign, health and hygiene teaching to the children of various ages, first aid teaching, and many more health and medical related programs which will be conducted for the children everyday.
Once a month, in alliance with the local team of doctors, a general health check-up camp will be organized by us for the benefit of villagers. Free medicines and treatment will be made available to all.
The work plan will be confirmed again every Friday.

Free-time activities

Sigatoka and the surrounding area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours.

For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Offering lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls at your back door and a beach looking across to Beqa Island, which is world famous for fire walking.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A medical background or related work experience would be very welcome, but it's not a requirement. If you have no qualifications or experience, you'll be able to support the running of healthcare campaigns in local schools and villages around Sigatoka.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Travellers Worldwide
The fees include:
Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Accommodation
Food
Transfer to the placement site
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Certificate of Completion
The fees don't include flights, visas, insurance and return transfer to the airport.
Airport Pickup at Nadi International Airport

What happens when you arrive?

When you arrive you will be welcomed at the airport by a member of the team who will be waiting for you at the arrivals lobby with a board with your name on it. They will then take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.

During your first few days you'll be given an Induction and Orientation so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more. Your induction will also give you a chance to meet the people at the project, familiarise yourself with the journey to-and-from the project, get a feel for the project and see the type of work you may undertake.

Accommodation

Your accommodation may vary depending on project, but it will be in a form of a pleasant and cosy volunteer centre, with other volunteers, all contributing to keeping the home neat and tidy. You'll share with 4 to 5 other volunteers in a dorm-style room with it's own bathroom.

Wi-Fi / Internet: There is Wi-Fi on site, so you'll be able to keep up with emails with friends and family back home.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
During the week you will be provided with three meals a day, and over weekends 2 meals a day (brunch and dinner). These will consist of traditional Fijian style dishes.
A little about Fijian food:
Traditional Fijian food is a wonderful amalgam of fresh, local ingredients found in the tropics and the traditional preparations and cooking methods passed down the generations. Coconut, fish, rice, taro, sweet potatoes, cassava and breadfruit are the main components in local Fijian dishes. Some of the most popular Fijian dishes are:
  • Kokoda. Similar to ceviche. Kokoda is a fish marinated in citrus juices. ...
  • Rourou. ...
  • Lovo. (This is the Fijian name for a feast cooked in the earth (in New Zealand , a 'hangi'). The taste is like a barbeque, only a little more smoked, and it's a very efficient way to cook large quantities of food at the same time.)
  • Palusami. ...
  • Topoi. ...
  • Coconut Bread​ ...
  • Lolo Buns​ ...
  • Cassava Cake.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Nadi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Fiji.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Fiji provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Fiji you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Fiji.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

There aren't any specific start dates because Projects begin every Monday throughout the year, so you can choose your own start and finish dates. You''ll arrive on a Sunday and start working on your Project from the Monday onwards.


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE?

When you arrive you will be welcomed at the airport by a member of the team who will be waiting for you at the arrivals lobby with a board with your name on it. They will then take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.

During your first few days you'll be given an Induction and Orientation so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more. Your induction will also give you a chance to meet the people at the project, familiarise yourself with the journey to-and-from the project, get a feel for the project and see the type of work you may undertake.


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in GBP (USD)
1 week (min. stay)
£995 ($1,323)
2 weeks
£1,295 ($1,722)
3 weeks
£1,595 ($2,121)
4 weeks
£1,895 ($2,520)
6 weeks
£2,195 ($2,919)
8 weeks
£2,795 ($3,717)
12 weeks (max. stay)
£3,995 ($5,313)
Average fees
£664 ($883) /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Travellers Worldwide will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Travellers Worldwide during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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  Oceania Melanesia Fiji  Sigatoka, Sigatoka Valley Road

Community Healthcare and Healthcare Education

Help educate the local Fijians with simple lessons in hygiene. Being villagers, they have little knowledge of hygiene or of a balanced and nutritious diet.

$664/week

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