Join us for the first ever HOPE Youth Corps to the beautiful country of Fiji. It consists of 110 inhabited islands with less than a million in population and is considered to be the heart and soul of the South Pacific region with the potential to have an impact well beyond it’s own shores.
Amidst the natural beauty is a largely rural population where many live in poverty with limited access to health care, education and social services.
The two-week program begins with an orientation in Nadi and then a road trip across the main island to the capital city, Suva. In Suva we will be working on a variety of service projects at St Christopher House, an orphanage. Activities will include: conducting classroom teaching with the children, painting various parts of the school, setting up a new library as well as spending play time with the children. In the evenings we will be with the church in Suva, encouraging the different ministries.
On the second week we will move to a village outside Suva for a community service program. This will include different projects working with the locals: the construction of a play area, painting, light building work, playing and reading with the children plus immersing ourselves in the culture by living in the village. We hope you can join us and be a part of a once in a lifetime experience in Fiji!
St Christopher House, Suva. Left to right: Alex- HOPE coordinator in Fiji with her son, Jared- HOPE Youth Corps site leader
Proposed site for Mailega village outside Suva
More information and registration for HYC Fiji 2015 can be found at http://www.hopeworldwide.org.au/hope-volunteer-corp-fiji.html
Places are limited so check it out soon so you don't miss out!
Thank You !!
On 24 May around 100 volunteers from the Sydney Church of Christ with friends, participated in the Walk of Water in PNG at Wilson Park in Sydney to raise funds to provide clean running water to communities in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The event raised $10,000 so far!
The village of Gumine is where HOPE worldwide manages a small clinic, serving about 14,000 people in the remote Highlands. The community has poor access to water and sometimes this leads to tribal disputes. The water project aims to work with the local community to allow shared access to water at the HOPE clinic. A second supply will be located at the Gumine Church of Christ, another focal spot for the community.
Hilary Gumley, one of the participants who ran most of the way!: “I want to thank you for supporting me to run even further than my initial goal of 12km. I was so motivated by your support, I met my personal goal on the day of approx. 20km. I ran most laps of the course with a small group of runners, and towards the end it was the support of all the volunteers at the start/finish line that made the run so enjoyable!