Teitei Livelihoods Centre – Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOP – start application by 31st October!

FREE TRAINING COURSE IN HOME-STAY AND VILLAGE-STAY TOURISM

Funded by an economic recovery grant from the US Embassy, Fiji

FOUR qualifying households or community groups will be selected for the rural tourism course, which will be held in four six-day sessions.  

–          Homestay tourism management and maintaining high standards

–          Cultural tourism,  Bookings and promotion of  home or village stay business

–          Nature-based tourism,  managing business finances.

–          Sustainable products and agriculture in support of community-based tourism

Selected families or communities should be prepared to send three participants to each of the four workshops, with the first scheduled before Christmas.  Selection priority will be given to those with past attempts at community-based or nature-based tourism.  

To qualify, you must have:

–          A safe private room, or bure

–          A safe clean toilet and shower/bath area and access to clean water

–          A supportive community

–          Good Access through public transportation

–          Good internet connection

To enquire or to apply send an email by 31st  October to: TeiteiLivelihoodsCentre@gmail.com

Please include a description of where you are located and any past experience that you or your group may have had with tourism.  

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Keep an eye on this page as we post our upcoming workshops. If you’d like to talk to us about a private workshop, get in touch via our contact form.


Previous Workshops – 2019

Regenerative Living Masterclass with Friends of Kyeema @ Teitei – 17-23 July 2019

Nine Australians joined us for a week to experience farm living and learn hands-on skills in permaculture. Workshops included:

  • Basic permaculture principles
  • Chicken raising
  • Traditional cooking
  • Chocolate making
  • Coconut products
  • Coral restoration

International Coral Gardener Workshop @ Plantation Island Resort, Malolo Island Fiji – 13-20 May 2019

Our first coral gardening for climate change adaptation workshop!

Participants learnt about coral restoration ecology, coral nursery methods, coral predator removal, as well as how to select bleaching resistant corals for the reef restoration work. Together, we established a ‘super coral’ nursery, and introduced an A-frame method, a first for Fiji.

The week was interesting, exciting, and a whole lot of fun for everyone.


Kiribati Happy Chicken Workshop @ Teitei – 9-18 April 2019

A group of five community representatives flew in from the remote coral atolls of Aranuka, Marakei, and Tarawa, with the transport paid for by an Australian grant to our Kiribati partner, FSPK.

Participants were taught how to raise their own breeding flock of chickens and how to care for them, including housing, feeding and general rearing tips. They also learnt how to make virgin coconut oil (fermentation method) and soap, and how to engage their community in participatory decision making for better development outcomes.