Ketei

January 2007

Conservation benefit: Creation of a 900-acre forest reserve for 25 years

Community benefit: New community center

Ketei Village is 20 miles from the nearest town. The village’s 200 residents have below-average incomes, even by Fijian standards. Seacology is funding the construction of a much-needed community center for the village in exchange for an agreement to preserve 900 acres of pristine forest, home to the threatened endemic yasiyasi tree, for a period of 25 years.

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Project Updates
June 2012
According to Fiji Field Representatives Jackie and Harry Powell, with the completion of the restroom block and the renovations to the Community Hall this project is now complete – apart from...
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December 2011
According to Fiji Field Representatives Jackie and Harry Powell, with the completion of the restroom block and the renovations to the Community Hall this project is now complete – apart from...
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June 2011
At their June 2011 board meeting, the Seacology Board of Directors approved additional funding for the construction of a restroom block, which will be added to the already completed community...
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January 2009
Construction of the building was completed in August 2008 and visited by the 2008 Seacology group expedition for an opening ceremony.
May 2008
Foul weather and travel schedules to the area caused delays in further construction in mid-2007. Construction began again in August 2007 and is continuing with the exception of continued foul...
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June 2007
Materials were purchased and transported in early 2007. Construction of the foundation, walls and flooring was completed by April 2007. Roof and window construction will take place in mid-2007....
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