All tagged voluntourism

Port Olry Vision Clinic

There is no optometrist based on the island of Espiritu Santo and – unless a volunteer optometrist is visiting Luganville - people must fly to Port Vila to have their eyes tested and be fitted with glasses or contact lenses. We wanted to bring vision to those who were least able to get assistance: the elderly and young in the northern village of Port Olry; a community of 3000 people.

Gili Asahan Beach Clean

Indonesian waters are choking with trash. Some of this is ocean-borne; pushed towards the area by prevailing winds. Most however is the result of trash that is simply dropped on the ground and into creeks by villagers and off fishermen's boats. Our objective was to engage the community to clean a 200m stretch of beach and encourage the children to change their littering behaviour.

Port Olry Health Clinic Refurbishment

The village of Port Olry is located in the north of the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. It is the second largest village in the nation; home to approximately 3000 residents. Its health clinic services the village and all surrounding villages in the north, yet facilities and supplies were inadequate to service even the most basic needs; let alone facilitate the safe delivery of babies. Two Llamas decided to do something to help.