InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is committed to supporting our local community.
Our team have been working with Malomalo Primary School since the resort opened in May 2009 and are dedicated to enhancing and upgrading the schools facilities for the benefit of the children of Natadola Bay and surrounding villages.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa staff have volunteered to help improve the school by painting buildings, repairing broken chairs and desks, replacing rusty window frames and installing a new roof. In September 2011 electricity and water were also connected to the school and work has also started on the construction of a new kindergarten. Resort guests have also generously donated books, stationery, toys, computers and clothing to the school.
Community Care Fund
Our long-term ‘Community Care’ fund finances numerous projects from donations of past guests, collected by a contribution of FJ$2.00 per room per night. Guests are also invited for a weekly tour of project areas to see where their contributions are applied.
Malomalo Primary School – Our team has been working with the Malomalo Primary School since the resort opened in May 2009 and we are dedicated to enhancing and upgrading the school’s facilities for the benefit of the children of Natadola Bay and surrounding villages. Recent achievements include installing a new roof, connecting electricity and more notably the construction and opening of a brand new kindergarten at the school.
Connecting Electricity- A gift of computers from a conference group staying at the resort sparked Malomalo Primary School’s journey to electrification. We stepped in when informed they were unable to use the computers as electricity was not available at the school. Through our ‘Community Care’ fund, Malomalo Primary School’s electricity and water was connected in September 2011.
A New Kindergarten – The FJ$70,000.00 kindergarten project was jointly funded by the Fiji Water Foundation and donations of past resort guests. Designed and built to Australian standards with a ‘jungle theme’, the pre-school inspires the children’s imagination outside of their typical environment. With an existing root of X children, the kindergarten now provides pre-school education for the children of surrounding areas; Sanasana, Malomalo, Naidiri, and Natadola.
We pride ourselves in our achievements in furthering education and employment opportunities for our local community as well as providing relief in times of needs and continue to develop this relationship, empowering the people of Sanasana village and surrounding areas in the process. In 2011, 120 additional people from our local community were employed at our resort. Of these, 40 were indirectly employed as nannies and entertainers and 50 were from the resort’s closest land-owning village – Sanasana.
Sanasana Village Hospitality Academy – The Sanasana Academy is an IHG community program which gives unskilled school leavers from nearby villages the opportunity to develop a career in the hospitality industry through training and employment. Upon successfully completing their traineeship, these participants became fulltime employees. Currently 20% of the resort’s employees are from the local Natadola Bay community.
Insider Community encourages groups to get involved in existing community projects and the past few months have seen groups donate laptops, educational materials, books, and collectively raise FJ$65,000.00 (AU$36,000.00) in an auction for disaster relief to villages and schools in the surrounding community. We recently founded the ‘School Community Fund’ and sought advice from the Ministry of Education on those schools most in need in our area.
- To date, we’ve been able to facilitate both monetary and in-kind donations to all of these institutions, a few of which are detailed below.
- Earlier in the year Tuva Primary School received a new fence from organisers and delegates of another Australian company’s conference held at the resort.
- The school was also fortunate to receive a cheque for FJ$3,300 last night, from organisers of the Tradelink conference being held at the resort.
- Today, a data projector and projector screen valued at more than FJ$4,000 were donated by a representative from Device Technologies, Sam Domoni to the Malomalo Primary School.
- Delegates of the Device Technologies conference were moved to contribute whilst on a ‘weekly school tour’ arranged by the resort earlier in the year.
- As a result of a community initiative during the Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE) in May, NZ Natural Ice Cream in partnership with the resort organized a coffee and ice-cream stall, pledging FJD1,700 in proceeds to the local community. These funds enabled facility upgrades at Rahmatullah Khan Memorial School.
We would be happy to advise you of current projects that your group could contribute or participate in.