Ceri Thomas Report 3: Settling in to Fijian life

Bula (Hello) again from Fiji. I am now 7 1/2 months in to my volunteer placement here. As you may have read from my last report l was originally only staying in Fiji from January to August (7 months). After my difficult start I got through it and l definitely believe I came out stronger. I learned to appreciate every little thing and I can honestly say I am loving every minute now. In April I made a big decision and decided to extend my […]

The first month: Footprinter report by Ceri Thomas

Bula! (Hello) From Fiji. When l arrived at the airport on the 13th of January my face was beeming with excitement – while my stomach was doing ‘somersaults’! As soon as l stepped onto the plane one thought hit me; l was about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! After two days of travelling with only 1 quick stop – l was exhausted. I looked out the window of the plane to a beautiful view of palm trees, green fields and the shiny […]

Initial report: Ceri Thomas

I am very grateful for the funding that Hazel’s Footprints Trust has given me towards my volunteering placement in Fiji. First a little about me: I will be 19 in January and last year I completed my Diploma in Child Care and Education at my local college, Coleg Gwent, in Pontypool, Wales. I live with my mum and dad, and have one sister, Laura. I have always wanted to do overseas volunteering. When I was in Primary School we had a talk on children in […]