Feb 07, 2018 Fijian Conua School Drive
Last week we stayed at the Outrigger Resort on the Fijian Island of Nadi. The Outrigger, aside from being beautiful and perfect for families, has a philanthropic side too. It gives back to its community through their efforts with the Conua (pronounced Thonua) School.
When the Outrigger first discovered the struggling school in 2010, it had holes in the roof and a pass rate of 30%. Now with enrollment higher than ever the students have a library, a computer lab, and more smiles than you can imagine. Oh, and last year their pass rate was 89%!
We were able to spend a day touring the school, teaching English in a classroom, and playing with the children. I reached a point of connection while there and just breathed in the island and these children. Their big smiles and jovial nature bounding all around me. The chaos of their vibrancy is a spirit of childhood. They communicate through touch like most children, by high fives, rustling my kids hair, picking them up, etc..
I left knowing that I wanted to help.
The school has come a long way, but it’s a school in a developing country that is in need of basic items that we take for granted. Even with the cost of school being free there are other expenses that many families have a hard time paying for. I am talking basic things like pencils and paper.
How To Help
I am reaching out to you guys to help me send some much needed items to the school. One person can always make a difference but a vital part of social change is the power of numbers. Please help me change the future for these children by donating any items listed below. It can be as simple as ordering a $5 box of pencils here on Amazon. My goal is to have each child at the school receive some new item. Because it’s a beautiful feeling they gave me, it’s a beautiful smile they put on my face – which stayed there my whole drive down the dirt road back to the Outrigger – and I’d like to return the favor.
Ship your items to this address by February 19th:
Five Take Flight
3425 E. Deer Hollow Cr.
Sandy, Utah 84092
Or donate money HERE. 100% of the money will go towards purchasing supplies listed below
- The kindergarten needs toys! Play costumes, blocks, anything really! They have a very small and old supply that is very out dated. These children would light up at a package full of toys!
- Pencil Sharpeners
- Colored Pencils
- Note Books