"Felt accomplished, rewarding experience"
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience in Fiji. I enjoyed working alongside you & Sarah as well as all the volunteers. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I learned so much here and am looking forward to applying all my new knowledge and skills in my future careers.
I didn't know what to expect coming to Fiji and joining the Nutrition Project, but it turned out to be more than I expected. After the project was explained to me, I was ecstatic because it encompassed everything I learned during my MPH degree and now I was actually going to be able to see a public health intervention in the real world. The program is well developed and is effective in bringing health screenings to the community. I enjoyed being able to work in the village as well as the schools. I have never done any volunteer trip like this before and am looking forward to coming back to Fiji one day and helping out again. This was such a rewarding experience and I am so grateful I was able to see life style changes among the people even though I was only here for a short period of time. I felt so accomplished after hearing a young teacher I counseled already felt healthier and more energized after just a week of change. Additionally, I loved working in the schools and hearing from the students what they wanted to learn and how they wanted to change their lives for the better. Everyone I have met is smart and has the knowledge, but just needs the push to eat better and live healthier. After speaking with a handful of people, I am confident they want to and will meet the change for a healthier lifestyle. I am so appreciative I was part of such a wonderful program and experience.
Thank you Rosan for being such a great mentor! Your sense of humor and hardworking personality has made the project all the more better and I know it will be sustainable. I can't wait to see how the project pans out in the future!
If you ever need any help from across seas please let me know, I would be more than happy to help.” ……Kathleen Colao (USA)