Who am I ?
I am Jean-Baptiste Dupont, a student in Terminale S at Saint-Cricq High School in Pau. Passionate about the Pacific since my youngest age, I decided this year to go to the other side of the world to help this population and to discover this culture. I want to go this year because the Fiji Islands are threatened by the rising waters and may disappear under water.
I will be from July 11, 2018 to July 27, 2018 in Napier New Zealand and from July 28, 2018 to August 24, 2018 in Navua, Fiji.
What purpose ?
My adventure in the Pacific will start in New Zealand, I will be staying with a family in Napier, I will discover the Maori culture and I will integrate a school for 1 month. I will discover New Zealand's approach to rugby by practicing this sport with the Napier team.
Then I will leave for Fiji and especially the village of Navua. I will be at the heart of Fijian culture where I will go on a humanitarian mission in a nursery school in this island state, I will do literacy activities and educational activities for children. I will be sure to care with them (meals / hygiene). I will improve the conditions of this school by bringing school business.
I will be immersed in a rural village of Fiji and I will also discover the Fijian approach of rugby by integrating the national team as a counselor and physical trainer, I will play in the rugby team at 7 of my host, Mr. Sireli BOBO.
I am often with Fijians playing rugby in France!
This human experience will be beneficial for me, for my professional experience, for my future degree in English, to broaden my view of the world, to discover other horizons, other landscape and especially a Nature to preserve but especially I would have the chance to live this trip in a Maori and Fijian family, and there I have everything to discover !!
The discovery of the New Zealand and Fijian approach to rugby will be a plus for my own rugby and this expedition will help me improve.
My New Zealand host
My fijian host !