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Frontier

Having spent the last couple of months on this project I can honestly say it has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. The location of the project is fantastic, a remote Fijian Island covered in rainforest and surrounded by beautiful beaches and mangrove forests, the chance to mix with the locals and get a real feel for Fijian culture. The camp life is basic but is a welcome relief from city life and is what traveling and project work like this is all about. Getting to eat local food direct from the land was fantastic and being able to cook as a group was great and a real bonding activity. The people you live with on this camp become your best friends and you get to experience so much together.

The project itself if fantastic, the team are working really hard to survey the reefs in the area to see how healthy they are and are working with loads of important scientists and the local community to actually put their findings to good use. Diving on the reefs and helping to collect this data was so rewarding, knowing you're contributing to such a great cause. The actual diving was amazing, the water is so clear, the coral was so colourful and covered the sea floor and the fish were out of this world, 1000's of them, all different colours, shapes and sizes! Learning to dive in on the project was great and I cant wait to carry it on when I get back home. We also saw many sharks and even a turtle on the project and got the chance to collect data to help in their conservation, the great Fiji shark count was also going on while I was there and our sightings of the sharks were going towards this project as well.

I can't recommend this project enough and look forward to coming back again soon! If you want to experience real Fijian culture, dive some of the mot amazing sites in Fiji, make friends for life and contribute to a project that is really helping marine life and the environment then you should chose this one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 5, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Frontier

Having spent the last couple of months on this project I can honestly say it has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. The location of the project is fantastic, a remote Fijian Island covered in rainforest and surrounded by beautiful beaches and mangrove forests, the chance to mix with the locals and get a real feel for Fijian culture. The camp life is basic but is a welcome relief from city life and is what traveling and project work like this is all about. Getting to eat local food direct from the land was fantastic and being able to cook as a group was great and a real bonding activity. The people you live with on this camp become your best friends and you get to experience so much together.

The project itself if fantastic, the team are working really hard to survey the reefs in the area to see how healthy they are and are working with loads of important scientists and the local community to actually put their findings to good use. Diving on the reefs and helping to collect this data was so rewarding, knowing you're contributing to such a great cause. The actual diving was amazing, the water is so clear, the coral was so colourful and covered the sea floor and the fish were out of this world, 1000's of them, all different colours, shapes and sizes! Learning to dive in on the project was great and I cant wait to carry it on when I get back home. We also saw many sharks and even a turtle on the project and got the chance to collect data to help in their conservation, the great Fiji shark count was also going on while I was there and our sightings of the sharks were going towards this project as well.

I can't recommend this project enough and look forward to coming back again soon! If you want to experience real Fijian culture, dive some of the mot amazing sites in Fiji, make friends for life and contribute to a project that is really helping marine life and the environment then you should chose this one!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Fiji
Posted: Jul 5, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

Feedback:
My volunteer experience was great. I took a part in the environmental conversation project in the plant nursery near the orphanage. I loved getting to work outdoor everyday and other workers were a pleasure to be around. I stayed host family nearby. They were the nearest and most generous people I have meet in Nepal. I really enjoyed my stay with them and found it an enriching cultural experience. The food was delicious. All staff in RCDP was grate. The day before my start date I know when and where I was going to be picked up and receive any information about the program.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Nepal
Posted: Jul 5, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
9
Value:
10

RCDP Nepal

It was really nice, everyone cores. About working in an orphanage I thought I would core for the children. I didn’t know about teaching. But I enjoyed it very much; maybe it would be good to explain that to following volunteers, Thank you very much RCDPc

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Costa Rica
Posted: Jul 5, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

My placement was at The Hope Centre which is located about 18km out of Mukono town. The Hope Centre is in Kasala village and its only reached by private car or boda boda. I reached Kasala via a bumpy dirt road on a boda boda “motorbike taxi”. I have found that a boda boda ride was one of my favorite things to do in Uganda, especially when you get to view lush green beautiful landscape on route. Isaac Ssamba, a youthful “Independent Rural Development Expert” established The Hope Centre for Community Creativity in 2013 and its run by his organization Beacon of Hope Uganda. It began as a temporary project but Isaac confesses that it has “evolved into something so much bigger than any of us could have imagined”. He now plans to establish a Community medical clinic for people in the surrounding villages to access health care, a child development centre, primary school, community garden, and craft club, youth recreation house and so many other initiatives.

I felt so welcome in this community and I really believe in this project. I see how it benefits many people who did not receive any social support before it was set up. I have been doing many home visits in Kasala, with the Community Liaison Facilitator who seems to know everyone in the village and takes time to say hello to everyone and ask how they are really doing.
I have learnt in village life that people do the best with what they have got, they try and work together to share what they have. These people are so resilient and keep going despite what we perceive as a very poor lifestyle.

However I can see the richness in these people’s lives, they have an amazing strength in family and in God. I have heard so many times “God is good God is great”, “he will help us if we keep praying”, “one day God will save us if we believe.” I admire their faith and have begun to develop and entire new understanding of faith that I have learned from people I have met in Uganda.

Thank you Isaac for giving me the opportunity to work with you, your team and living with your family, I have experienced Ugandan culture and lifestyle at first hand

Program:
Location: Uganda
Posted: Jul 4, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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