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Hurricane / Cyclone
Holidaying & doing tours in Fiji is very popular due to our tropical climate. In Fiji we experience cyclones (hurricanes), the 2015–16 South Pacific cyclone season was one of the most disastrous South Pacific tropical cyclone seasons on record, with a total of 50 deaths and $1.405 billion (2016 USD) in damage. It marked the period of the year when most tropical cyclones form within the South Pacific Ocean. The season officially ran from November 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.
Tropical Cyclone Winston was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Fiji and the South Pacific Basin in recorded history this was the second strongest cyclone ever recorded globally. The cyclone reached its peak intensity on 20 February, winds of 230 km/h (145 mph) shortly before making landfall on Viti Levu, Fiji.
Cyclone Winston damaged much of Fiji, many people are still without homes and many of the schools were damaged. At Tau village our school was damaged and we lost our library.
School Visits & Donations
The best way to visit the schools is to take a village tour. All Fijian villages take pride in their schools our as we do take pride in our local Tau village school. No matter how small their annual budget is (and it is invariably tiny), the teachers work long and hard to get the best education possible for the children. Most villages are too small to have anything but a primary school, so older kids often have to travel many miles to the next village to attend secondary school. Boarding schools are the norm for more remote villages.
What to bring the kids, things like:
books for the school library.
They will all be put to good use, games are good too in particular ball games, rugby balls etc.