Thursday, 16 September 2010
Suddenly months have flown by and Fiji is a mere three weeks away (20 days, so one day less than a week) but that is beside the point. The point is that it is really here, it's happening. I'm going to the other side of the world to volunteer and give Fiji everything I have to offer. I'm not sure if a lot of people really understand how much this is/does mean to me. I still can't quite grasp what it is that makes me feel so strongly about it.
Anyway, I got my accomodation and placement details. The family I will be staying with have a three year old daughter who sounds like an absolute delight. Apparently my Fijian "mami" cooks very well, so I know I won't be going hungry! I will also be sharing that house with a girl from Germany.
My placement for the first month will be in The Nadi Centre for Special Education. I'm really really looking forward to the challenge. The hours will probably be tought to get used to (8am - 3pm) but I'll get through it. There is currently 168 pupils at the school and a few more who get home visits as they are unable to attend the actual centre. The Projects Abroad Team have been absolutely wonderful. Everyone I've talked to has been so so helpful and welcoming. I can't wait to get out there and meet them all.