Activities suit students with experience in monitoring & evaluation and conducting focus groups, interviews and surveys. Students need to be able to work to a high standard, in a fast paced environment, with minimal supervision. Students typically work on a communications plan for Save The Children's programs.
Accommodation: Students stay in a shared accommodation with Western-style facilities, a private bathroom, self-service kitchen within the apartment, and laundry services available. It is a short walk to the Save The Children Head Office and approximately 5-10 minutes from the City Centre where shopping malls are located.
Activity Timing*: Winter Vacation (June - July)
Activity length: 4 weeks
PACE Units*: HLTH3050, LAWS4052, LAWS8099, SSCI3090
*Please note: unit availability, timing and activities are dependent on partner needs and are subject to change. Not all units are offered each session.
Location and highlights
Save The Children is located in Suva, the capital of Fiji and the largest city in the South Pacific. Suava is a metropolitan city with plenty of restaurants and nightlife to experience. The streets of Suva are lined with old, colonial-style buildings yet the city is surrounded by tropical forests with the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park only thirty minutes from the city centre.
Suva is a fascinating multiracial and multicultural city. Indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians, the two principal ethnic groups of Fiji, comprise the bulk of Suva's population and the city is home to the majority of Fiji's ethnic minority populations. The most widely spoken language is English, but Fijian, Hindustani, and other languages are also spoken by their respective communities.
|Social research||A student conducted research and a longitudinal study on childrenin Fiji who attended kindergarden versus those who had not. At the same time providing support on child rights, health, child protection and humanitarian assistance.|
|Health||Students created a series of ‘fact sheets’ for Save the Children Fiji and disseminated these sheets to various people and groups such as policy makers and planners, donors, teachers and schools, media, community organisations.|
|Law||A student provided support on child rights, health, child protection and humanitarian assistance|