Yasawa Island villages

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Visit remote Yasawa Island villages, learn local customs and meet the villagers.

YASAWA ISLAND VILLAGES

Visit remote Fijian villages in the Yasawa Islands to meet the locals and see how these villager’s live day to day. On Sunday, visit a village for a church service and hear the beautiful songs from their parishioners. Take part in a traditional welcome from a village chief and a Kava Ceremony with local village elders.

 

VINAKA FIJI YASAWA TRUST FOUNDATION

Blue Lagoon Cruises are strong supporters of Vinaka Fiji who are making a difference to the lives of local Yasawa villagers. The Vinaka Fiji Trust was set up to give something back to the villagers and to say “thank you (vinaka), for welcoming us into your islands.”

Fiji's Yasawa Islands are home to 27 villages living below world standards of health and poverty. Through fundraising and volunteering, Vinaka Fiji aims to improve the provision of basic needs and amenities. The volunteering program has three work streams: Education; Sustainable Communities; and Marine Conservation and volunteers can choose to participate for 1-26 weeks.

Vinaka Fiji provides direct aid and acts as a facilitator, bringing those who can help - companies, Government, aid agencies and volunteers - together with the Yasawa Villages to help achieve an improvement in living conditions.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can either choose to volunteer through Vinaka Fiji (this can be added on for you pre or post your Blue Lagoon cruise) or choose to donate to help provide much needed supplies for this program.  Blue Lagoon Cruises are proud to be a part of this program to giving something back to the villages we visit and making a real difference in the lives of Fijians. 

For more information on the Yasawa Trust Foundation and Volunteering with Vinaka Fiji, visit https://vinakafiji.org/