Service Projects from New Zealand

Centres of Opus Dei conduct social projects with young New Zealanders locally and internationally. Below are a series of articles about the various projects.

To Fiji, in the wake of Cyclone Evan
A service project, organized by students from New Zealand and Australia, became a lot more challenging than originally planned.
Students help rebuild cyclone damaged Vuaki
Just prior to Christmas 2012, a strong cyclone tore through Samoa and Fiji. In the small village of Vuaki in the Yasawa island group of Fiji, no lives were lost, but many houses and livelihoods were destroyed. A group of 22 Australians and New Zealanders saved up and pitched in to fund three new houses, and went there to help build them.
Australian and New Zealand students refurbish school in Fiji
In July a team of 22 men from Australia and New Zealand travelled to the Fijian village of Navunibitu to carry out urgent maintenance and painting in a school. The project was an annual “workcamp” organized by Warrane College. The pastoral care of Warrane College, a university residence of UNSW, is entrusted to Opus Dei.