Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the Nasautoka Village’s Eco-Tourism Project, where the village youth welcomed various travelers from around the world by introducing them to their Fijian culture. The experience allowed visitors to partake in a traditional welcome ceremony, ride on a bilibili (raft) down the river which is their main […]

 

Signing up for the Peace Corps means facing the good and the bad, and experiencing the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. And while we all pray for a smooth-sailing service, there will inevitably be life events that will be entirely out of your control. Some blows will be small, and others will […]

When I received my invitation to the Peace Corps, I truly believed that the people whom I loved and cared about would still be there when I got back. Unfortunately, what I failed to realize is that life has its own plan and own schedule. For when my mother called the evening on February 28th, 2017, I knew that one of those people […]

Diving into a society where gender norms differ vastly from those back in America can make for a difficult transition for female volunteers. As Americans, we have been raised in a society that continually strives for gender equality, and where women are now excelling in positions that were once uncharted territory. While this is one […]

Breaking news: On February 12th, 2017, the youth residing in Korovou took initiative, started a youth group, and decided to use Peace Corps resources to work together on their very first project. Cyclone Season often makes the trek to the restroom a muddy disaster for our little learners at Korovou Methodist Kindergarten. Luckily, with the help of many hands, […]

One year ago from today, on February 20th 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston was the strongest tropical cyclone in the South Pacific that swept through Fiji. With a fewer than a million people living in Fiji, Winston left an uncountable number of families without homes, stripping community members away from their communities, children away from their […]