Resort embarks on project

A community tourism project is expected to accommodate 100 people for school, village and social events.

The $100,000 project is an initiative of Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji and involves the construction of a large bure at Conua School.

Resort area general manager Peter Hopgood said the construction would take between 12 and 18 months.

“This community tourism project will enable guests to volunteer their time over one or two days during their holiday to assist the resort’s engineering team with all aspects of the construction phase from basic labour work to more skilled trades,” he said.

“When guests participate in the project, they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Fijian community by assisting with the building of this bure.

“They will interact with local school children, share a bowl of kava with villagers and complete the day with a visit to one of Fiji’s most prestigious cultural sites, Tavuni Hill Fort.”

According to Mr Hopgood, the high return rate at the resort would enable guests to visit the school on holidays and see the result of their work.

The project will commence on October 1.

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