June 11, 2019
Giving Sight in Fiji, it’s a Real Spectacle!
Giggles, jokes, nudges and eternal thanks are shared as the adults sit around the spectacled table. They each shake my hand on arrival and make their way slowly and thoughtfully to a spare space on the bench.
The women are the ones who start the joking and cheeky banter as…
January 14, 2019
Our Sri Lankan Projects – Micro financing and recycling
We’ve launched ourselves into 2019 with determination and focus. We began 2019 with a recycling and small business project in Sri Lanka.
In this blog I’ll be sharing some of the challenges and opportunities around setting up small projects here…
March 12, 2018
Coconut Wireless – Newsletter – February 2017 to 2018
Written by Laura Griffith and Kirsty Barnby
We hosted our first ever Fairtrade, Wildcrafted Volunteer Coral Gardening trips for four different UK and US Universities. It’s been an incredibly rewarding year so we’d love to share our best bits with you…
2017 ACHIEVEMENTS ON OUR VOLUNTEERING TRIPS
We had an eye-opening,…
September 28, 2016
Coral Gardening to Combat Bleaching
Written By Kylie Barton
The South Pacific region is famed for its glorious corals, but as we can see from the decline of the Great Barrier Reef which has depleted by fifty per cent, these structures need our protection.
Coral bleaching is something which occurs when corals experience severe changes…
August 20, 2016
A Sky Full of Stars
Written by Kirsty Barnby
Published in the Fiji Times on the day after Fiji won the Olympic Gold in Rugby Sevens:
As Fiji’s big stars proudly stride forward in full swing showing their best at the Olympics, there is a whole galaxy out there doing amazing things in this strong, resilient,…
October 5, 2015
Island Spirit, the first WFTO member to trade in the Pacific Isles!
Written by Kylie Barton
It has been all go here at IS! Island Spirit is the first company with WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation) membership to trade with any Pacific Island Country. It is also the first WFTO to specialise in responsible travel.
At Island Spirit we work with the local…
May 14, 2014
A Brighter Future in Fiji: Our Crowdfunder Solar Project.
Written By Kirsty Barnby
Island Spirit’s Crowdfunder Solar Project; A Brighter Future in Fiji. June 2014.
Island Spirit and Belmont High School are once again teaming up. This time we are asking people to come forward, dig deep and put some pennies towards a solar unit for Vidawa Community Hall, Taveuni,…