FISH welcomes your involvement and support.
By invitation of a local chief in the Yasawa Islands, FISH will renew Sustainability Education and Humanitarian Aid in the Blue Lagoon of Fiji in June 2017.
FISH expands our cross-cultural learning programs in Traditional Culture and Sustainability led by Fijian islanders, our partners, and Sustainability educators from around the world. Together we grow a sustainable local economy, team up for education in traditional building and permaculture, improve free access to healthcare, and work together towards cyclone (hurricane) preparedness and response.
Fijians and overseas volunteers will travel to areas affected heavily by Cyclone Winston (February 20, 2016) to share our success with Hurricane-resistant structures and village redevelopment.
Our next project also rests on the Blue Lagoon, about 25 km north of Fiji Organic Village (FOV), our previous eco-village and sustainable tourism project in the stunning Yasawa Islands of far-western side of the Fiji Islands. This new site is on five acres, also located behind a white sand beach, near the main village of Nacula. Permanent, model structures will be built there as a resource for many and a place to host supporters, volunteers and educators.
In 2017 our team will collaborate with the elders of three other villages in the Fiji islands (including Ovalau Island), that suffered from this devastating EF5 cyclone. Fijians are used to rebuilding after hurricanes, but currently have neither the funding resources nor access to standard modern materials, and many remain homeless. Employing strong, natural materials on the island are a simple solution, as we've already proven at FOV.
Already 30 volunteers in North America, Oceania, Australasia and Europe, have come together again to work hand in hand with the kind and welcoming people of the Yasawa Islands, to redevelop damaged villages locally and in other regions.
Currently, we rely upon grants and private donations for our efforts, and are grateful for your assistance. Sustainability educators, healthcare professionals and other supporters are encouraged to contact us before June 1, 2017 in preparation for a second phase of development beginning in September/October 2017.
Fiji Organic Village (built with an almost zero carbon footprint) hosted over a hundred visitors for an average stay of 14-days. Many visitors expressed that these were the happiest, most peaceful weeks of their lives.
This multicultural eco-village was enriched by lovely people from Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Germany, France, the United States, Korea, and other nations. Visitors were able to learn Fijian cultural life ways directly from happy Fijians eager to share their rich musical, weaving, farming and building culture.
We welcome your contributions and alliances.
Vinaka Vakalevu! (Thank you very much!)