Nambouwalu, Fiji - 2019
37 Weber State University Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and community members traveled to Nambouwalu, Fiji in May 2019 to improve a primary school in a forgotten village that is suffering from long term devastation from Cyclones that ravaged their village. The group constructed a computer classroom, teacher offices, sick bay for children, and addition to an existing pre-school. The projects were augmented by rainwater harvesting for back up water to be used during the dry season and murals to remind everyone that they are now part of a larger Weber Family. The group enjoyed working side by side with the locals and school children to construct the projects and feel the projects were a huge success to give a hand up instead of a hand out to their Fijian brothers and sisters. “These are life-changing experiences for not only those receiving the service, but for all of us who are privileged to render the service” said Jeremy Farner, Building Design & Construction associate professor and trip adviser.