Save the Children

Save the Children Fiji

Save the Children Fiji believes every child has the right to access to quality education whilst being able to live a healthy, happy and active life.

The organisation supports this by helping promote the rights of children both by working with children directly and also by driving change at higher government and policy levels.  This is also supported by theirr work around disaster preparedness that helps reduce the overwhelming risks to children during times of disaster by educating and empowering communities to act before disasters occur.

Find more information on the Save the Children website.

Unit info

*Please note that the unit availability, timing and activities are always subject to change

PACE unitUnit timingOverseas activity timingPrevious activity examples
SSCI301Session 1 (before activity)Winter vacationStudents will work with the Child Protection team in pulling together their resource library, put together their archives of reports, training and awareness sessions and additional activities in things like mainstreaming tools (M&E, risk assessments).
MAS350Session 2 (after activity)Winter VacationStudents will work across with the Child Protection team and Communication media person to update the website information and include current project/program updates, and highlights for the 100-year celebration on our web page. Focus also on highlighting Child Protection Core work of Save the Children on the webpage with updated information.
PACE360Winter Vacation (same time as activity)Winter VacationStudents will work across with the Child Protection team and Communication media person to update the website information and include current project/program updates, and highlights for the 100-year celebration on our web page. Focus also on highlighting Child Protection Core work of Save the Children on the webpage with updated information.
PSY399Session 2 (after activity)Winter VacationStudents will work with the Child Protection team in pulling together their resource library, put together their archives of reports, training and awareness sessions and additional activities in things like mainstreaming tools (M&E, risk assessments).
INTS305Session 2 (after activity)Winter VacationStudents will work across with the Child Protection team and Communication media person to update the website information and include current project/program updates, and highlights for the 100-year celebration on our web page. Focus also on highlighting Child Protection Core work of Save the Children on the webpage with updated information.

Meet our alumni

Stephanie Lockhart, Save the Children, Winter Vacation 2018

What do you study and where did you go on your PACE International activity?
I study Social Science with a major in development studies and culture change and as part of my PACE unit for my degree, 2 of us had the opportunity to work in Suva, Fiji with Save the Children Fiji.

What was your role or project at your host organisation?
We were working on a child rights research project to explore the current situation surrounding children's rights in Fiji. This involved designing, conducting and analysing surveys, one-on-one interviews, and focus groups. At the end of our project, we presented a presentation to our organisation of the work that we had completed during our time with them.

What attracted you to the PACE International program?
I was attracted to the PACE International program as, having done exchange in Fiji in the previous year, I developed a major interest in the Pacific and was excited and enthusiastic to learn more through further work in this region!  The project was a great fit for providing me an opportunity to expand my skills and knowledge in my field of study.

What advice would you give a student who is thinking of applying for a PACE International activity?
I recommend if you are considering applying for a PACE International activity to do it because you grow so much personally, academically, and professionally through the experience.

What was the best part of your PACE International experience?
There were so many amazing aspects of my PACE International experience. Some of my favourites was the networks and relationships that were built with people and organisations in another country. Furthermore, having the opportunity to travel around Fiji with Save the Children to conduct interviews and gather data made for plenty of unforgettable memories and major opportunities for the development of my skills in researching.

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