Fiji July Phase – Week 1

Welcome to Fiji. Weather was great for the first few days, and then the wind turned and brought the wind and occasional rain to the camp. The group merged well, and everyone found that we got along great! Plenty of banter and shanter for some. The Camp food has been good, plenty of inventive ideas. How do you make split … Read More

Costa Rica Medical Placement – Weeks 1 + 2

Week 1 So it has finally arrived, my trip to Costa Rica to take part in the Gapforce/ Medforce programme. As a mature student nurse, studying in Essex I had chosen Costa Rica to complete my negotiated placement in my final year of training. Gapforce had held a briefing day in London which I had attended and I made the … Read More

Greenforce boat used for traditional Fijian ceromony

Greenforce had the honor of having our Fiji project boat being used for a traditional Fijian ceremony where one village passes “the light” onto another. All the volunteers were invited to join in on this traditional Fijian event!…

Bahamas April phase (week 6)

In between dodging thunderstorms (on the boat, at camp, while litter picking …) it’s been a great and eventful Week Six for Greenforce Bahamas. We’ve taught at the local primary school, had our dead skin nibbled off by the fish in the Rainbows blue hole (as weird as it sounds … but so soft!), and in the water we’ve checked … Read More

Bahamas April phase (week 3)

Week 3 started with a bang -literally- the island was hit by three thunderstorms which despite hindering one day of diving provided us with a late night light show that we all loved.  Due to the loss of dive time we haven’t managed to  get our Open Water under our (weight) belt this week but our plan is to be … Read More

ELT January Group updates

Day 48 14/3/13- Day 57 23/3/13 Advanced medical, learnt abit more about the medical side of expeditions, recognizing and diagnosing symptoms and how to treat some cases. Got to practice through scenarios and at the end we all had assessments through scenarios and written test which we all passed! A highlight of the week was chicken night, where we got … Read More

Fiji Updates

As promised a few more pictures from the January Fiji group.. Sunset from camp Nukubulavu. The volunteers doing some first aid training. Spending time with the locals. The nursing station the Medforce volunteers have been working at. Beautiful views. The moment the volunteers first see civilisation.  

Fiji: January phase

Today is the first time some of our January Fiji volunteers have seen civilisation for over 10 weeks and we are enjoying seeing their photos and hearing about their amazing experiences. Below are some photos of the camp and the volunteers spending time getting to know the locals. More pictures and stories to come!

ELT January Group: 4th week

Day 21 – 23. 15-17/2/13 We had a belated pancake day in town which everyone loved! For the following days we chilled out in town, sorted out the lessons we would teach the Trekker group and getting any extra equipment we needed. Did get to see a Keel Billed Tucan which was awesome to see, very bright colours! Met the … Read More