Projects in Fiji

Youth in Development

The Community Youth Empowerment Project focuses on behavior change promotion and capacity-building activities to empower youth to live more healthy lives, make healthy decisions, and gain access to programs that support positive youth development.

Depending on community need, Volunteers may work in several settings, including schools, communities, district government offices, or youth training centers. Activities may include:

  • Implementing health programming for schools and life skills training for at-risk youth
  • Training and supporting youth to implement community projects around self-identified topics
  • Providing training for teachers, community health workers, and community members to engage youth
  • Facilitating discussions for parents, caregivers, and service providers to increase their knowledge of health and wellness
  • Encouraging environmental awareness in communities, including improving water, sanitation, and hygiene practices