Sila Village has a population of about 150 and is located on the western side of Viti Levu, the larger of Fiji’s two main islands. The people of Sila Village are willing to protect a 24,710-acre marine reserve for at least ten years. In return, Seacology will provide funds for construction of a community center.
Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 24,710-acre marine reserve
Community benefit: New community hall
Date Approved: 01.2006
Construction of the plumbing, water tank, electricity, doors and windows was completed in early 2007. In April 2007 Seacology Chairman Paul Cox visited Sila Village with a delegation of about 400 Nu Skin representatives to attend an opening ceremony.
As of November 2006 the major construction of the building was complete. Work to install the plumbing, water tank, electricity, doors and windows was scheduled for the end of 2006 or early 2007.
Field Representative Saula Vodonaivalu Jr. reports that construction has begun and the province chief visited the site to participate in a ceremony to lay the foundation in April 2006.