Chloe is currently a student at university in Bristol and has been lucky enough to be accepted onto the Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Program. She will be travelling to Fiji this year to take part in a sustainable community development project.
She will work in conjunction with the villagers and the village chief in addressing the major issues faced by the village and the local schools such as a lack of fresh running water, dilapidated schools and generally poor infrastructure. Our sponsorship will help to facilitate the means for implementing a major community development project, which will encompass construction in addition to educating the community on matters of conservation, sustainability, health/hygiene and English proficiency.
Our sponsoring will be directly assisting with the costs involved in participating in the program. These costs are significant and include hiring local skilled trades people to supervise and assist in the building projects, building materials and donations to local organisations.
As a volunteer Chloe will complete a minimum of 40 hours of hands on community based volunteer work. A second activity that follows on from assisting the local community is a week being part of an initiative to increase the population of the native sea turtles and to restore the reef to its native state. Working under the guidance of a marine biologist, Chloe will gain a greater understanding of sea turtles and the ecosystems that they inhabit. From providing ongoing care for ‘Headstart Hatchlings’ – cleaning pools and foraging for dietary components to build new ponds and turtle sick bay.
She will further have the opportunity to learn about coral conservation and reef mapping, which involves snorkelling to count the number and variety of fish, coral and other beautiful marine life then transplanting coral from healthy reefs to rebalance the fragile ecosystem.
We wish her all the best for this life-changing experience.
Good Trails is South Pembrokeshire’s first water sport school dedicated to Stand-Up Paddleboarding. We are based in Coppet Hall beach and mainly teach in Saundersfoot and Tenby. With our guided tours we use the Estuary too to let you discover more of the hidden secrets of Pembrokeshire. Our school has been accredited by the Water Skills Academy.
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Saundersfoot SA69 9AJ
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