FIJI, Nasigasiga Village, Vanua Levu island - November 2003
Construction of a kindergarten and dispensary in exchange for a 400-acre forest preserve
Nasigasiga is located 40 miles from the nearest town. In June 2003, a group from Seacology visited the village to officially open a new water tank and delivery system Seacology funded in exchange for the establishment of a 332-acre forest reserve. Nasigasiga is willing to set aside another 400 acres of pristine forest for a period of 20 years. In exchange, Seacology will construct a much-needed kindergarten and medical dispensary.
UPDATE July 2004 - The foundation was laid with former Seacology board member Tim Toben in February 2004. The kindergarten and dispensary were completed in March 2004. Seacology's 2004 expedition to Fiji visited Nasigasiga to dedicate the opening of the kindergarten and dispensary.