Volunteers in Vanuatu are currently working in the communities of Marae, Moriu and Nofo, with volunteers from Youth Challenge Vanuatu and Youth Challenge Australia. Their six-week project began on June 24 and will wrap-up on August 5th.
While in Vanuatu, the volunteers are engaged in a range of infrastructure, vocational training, health and literacy projects. In Marae, which is located on Epi Island, they are supporting the development of the community’s knowledge of eco-tourism, through delivering basic business management, bookkeeping and customer service workshops, as well as assisting in the construction of a tourist bungalow. In Moriu, also located on Epi Island, volunteers are building a water tank, which will provide safe and clean water throughout the village. They are also providing gender equity and substance abuse workshops, using sports and edutainment as a means of engaging youth. Finally, in Nofo, located on Emae Island, volunteers are promoting the importance of literacy and education through the construction and promotion of a school library.