Back to school

This last week or so has been crazy in Fiji, with the rainy season bringing with it devastation sadly not unusual for this time of year in the tropics.

The girls that we support started school last week only to find that they were cut off from transport and that their schools had been closed down until the waters subsided. Most of them were back this week, no doubt looking immaculate with their beautiful braids and new uniforms, even though their houses were wet and some of their possessions washed away.

Nature’s craziness is part of life for kids in the Pacific and one of the challenges to completing their education, often meaning extended time off school. We have had a cool summer and lots of rain here in Sydney but I am grateful my kids have made it back to a well resourced, dry school, even if they get a bit wet walking home (good for the character!).

We are working with schools in Fiji to support girls in maximising their opportunities and succeeding against the odds. One principal emailed me last week after we spoke at length about working together this year.



”It is so great that you are assisting these girls so that they are able to complete their studies successfully and I would like to welcome you to  our school family. I would like to say that you are now part of our  School Family where we will work together to assist, guide and help the girls in this community”

What a privilege to walk alongside people and make a difference.

Love you to get involved….like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and come along for the ride!

Also keep our girls and the people of western Fiji in your thoughts and prayers over this next few days….while attempting the flood clean up they are now bracing for a cyclone. Six people died last week and 1000 families have been left homeless, if you’d like to support the Fiji Red Cross Society in their relief efforts click here…



Lv Jane

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