YASAWA TRUST FOUNDATION
Vinaka Fiji Volunteer Programs
VINAKA FIJI - MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Awesome Adventures Fiji is major sponsor for the Yasawa Trust Foundation. Since the start of the program, Awesome Fiji have donated in excess of $60,000 per annum to the cause.
In 2010 the Yasawa Trust Foundation was formalised and in turn, created the 'Vinaka Fiji' Charity Programs in the remote Yasawa Islands. The aim of these programs is to improve the provision of basic needs and amenities missing from village life in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji: Water, Power, Education and Healthcare. If you are interested in voluntourism / volunteering in Fiji or making a donation to these programs, 'Vinaka Fiji' offers a very real opportunity to make a tangible difference.
The name of the assistance programme “Vinaka Fiji” was chosen to reflect the two way nature of the relationship between those who operate and assist the Trust and the people of the Yasawas whose work it benefits. Each by their actions is inherently saying “Thank you” / “Vinaka”. For the Founders of Awesome Adventures and those involved in the Trust this is their way of saying “Vinaka Fiji” to the people of the region for all the pleasure and enjoyment they have derived from there.
How can you help?
• By making donations – collection boxes are on board Awesome Adventures and South Sea Cruise vessels and in the Port Denarau Sales Office. Donations can also be made online at www.vinakafiji.org.fj/donations
• Volunteer work – Vinaka Fiji run a number of volunteer programs in the Yasawa Islands. The cover Education, Marine Conservation and Sustainability. View more details at the Volunteer Programs in Fiji link.
• Voluntouring – an enormously rewarding way to experience the Yasawas is to combine some volunteer work with your Awesome Adventures holiday. Contact us for more details.
For up to date information on “Vinaka Fiji’s” achievements, current and future projects please visit our website www.vinakafiji.org.fj