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Rainwater Harvesting and Water Security in Fiji

On this community development project, you will assist in maximising water security in the Dawasamu region of Fiji.

Durations:  1 week

Program information

This program allows participants to make a contribution to sustainability in traditional coastal villages, working towards assisting locals in addressing a range of issues surrounding water scarcity. This may include working on projects related to waste management, recycling initiatives as well as water and sanitation for health, all with a view towards longer term sustainability.

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Program overview

Dawasamu is your home for the duration of this program, and once arriving at base camp you will be hit with a peculiar serenity, seldom experienced in the hustle and bustle of life in a modern city.

On this program, you could be taking part in a range of activities, from the installation of waste management and rainwater harvesting systems, interacting with villagers, all while making lifelong friends from a range of cultural and geographical backgrounds.

Depending on the needs of the community at that time, there may also be the opportunity to work on more specific water management initiatives such as fresh-water management, water security & water and sanitation hygiene. Some of the core focuses include health and nutrition, educational empowerment, environmental management, water, sanitation & hygiene initiatives, along with the activities mentioned previously.


  • Grow your knowledge and contribute to UN SDG goal #6, clean water & sanitation.
  • Working with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to achieve local community goals.
  • Conducting WASH awareness workshop in communities to encourage hygienic behaviour practices.
  • Installing hand washing stations and rainwater harvesting systems, as rainwater can be utilised as a long term solution to water shortages in the region.

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GVI Australasia, Fiji, Dawasamu
Global Health

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Exclusive offer. Book before the end of the month and receive up to 0 off this program.

COVID-19 flexibility. If COVID-19 prevents you from travelling, change your location and dates free of charge.