Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort involves guests in community service for Conua School (video)
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s community tourism project started off by taking on the building of a large Bure (or traditional hall) at Conua School in the Sigatoka Valley. When it was completed, the building had the capacity to accommodate over 100 people for both school and village meetings – which was a vital community need.
The beauty of the community tourism initiative is that resort guests volunteer their time over one or two days during their holiday to assist the resort in this effort. When guests participate in the project, not only do they have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Fiji community but they also have the opportunity to interact with the local school children.
Since their initial project, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s Community Tourism initiative has completed several large projects for the local community, including building a brand new kindergarten for the local Conua District School, and a new library — and the work continues. Lives are changed!