2023 Project Story: Fiji Nadi

Although Fiji is well known for its beautiful beaches and five-star resorts, 34 percent of the population lives below the national poverty line. An estimated 140,000 people currently live in substandard housing conditions in informal housing settlements, and that number is increasing. Child care and education are especially challenging issues in rural, hard-to-reach communities, especially in informal settlements where many young families can’t access early education options. 

Many primary schools do not have the space they need to accommodate for the number of students that are enrolled. Because of this, multiple grade levels will share the same classroom, making it difficult for students to pay attention and teach to spend quality time with individual students.

This summer, HXP Builders will construct additional classroom for a primary school on the western side of the main island. This work will allow each class to have its own room and increase the quality of instruction, student-teacher one-on-one time, and chance that children will succeed in higher education in the future.