Vanessa – Fiji Community Service Trip

Over the summer, I went on a trip with Travel for Teens and volunteered at Ratu Meli Memorial Elementary School in Northern Fiji on Nacula Island. At the elementary school, we built a trash incinerator for the school to dispose of their trash. We also were able to spend time with the students at the school to help them practice their English as well as improve communication skills. I felt like this trip was an enlightening experience. Fiji is often misconceived as a vacationland filled with resorts. Traveling to Fiji, I learned that Fiji is a third world country and was surprised to see the amount of poverty many people face.

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