LANDOWNERS and communities along the Coral Coast continue to benefit from the generosity of many tourism operators in the area.
And the properties involved in community projects includes the Outrigger on the Lagoon Resort and Spa which rotates the task through the departments on a monthly basis.
Hotel general manager Peter Hopgood said the resort had been involved heavily in community projects around the Nadroga region.
"The main purpose of these community projects was to develop our nearby village leaders, clean outpatient wards as most of our in-house guest use these facilities when they are sick," he said.
"We offer community training to develop youths that they are able to get jobs and provide for their families, maintenance work in schools as we believe if we provide a great learning environment for kids they are able to do well in their school work.
"In February we conducted a leadership day seminar with the representation of leaders from the Vanua Conua comprising of villages from Korotogo, Malevu, Naroro and Vatukarasa."
Mr Hopgood said the resort had the privilege of working in partnership with Franklin Covey's 7 Habits instructor Rosie Aitken who conducted the training.
"The seminar was focused on how to develop vision as leaders of their communities and how they can lead their communities to improvement through the training.
"In May the resort's Housekeeping Department assisted the Sigatoka Hospital in maintenance work in the Outpatient section by repainting the ward and a thorough clean-up.
"We also conducted community training for 40 youths between Cuvu and Tagaqe Village between the ages of 18-25 who were currently unemployed.
"The training was conducted for the Housekeeping and Food and Beverages departments from these training they are assessed and are recruited if they pass all assessments.
"The Activities and Meimei department also repainted and carried out maintenance work for the Koroinasau Primary School and the Conua District Kindergarten in June."