As part of a recent industry conference held in Fiji, the Green Team was given an incredible opportunity to spend time working within a local village community, and on reflection it has been one of the highlights of 2014 for me.
Sabeto community is a rural settlement in the Sabeto Valley in Fiji. The valley is nestled at the base of the Sleeping Giant Mountain range; approximately 15 minutes drive from Nadi Airport and is definitely some of the most beautiful natural scenery you will ever experience.
Together with 70 other Finance Brokers and Financial Planners, who are members of the broader Astute Group, the Green Team and our children helped to paint four houses within the village that provide much-needed accommodation for teachers.
We were also able to provide general school supplies such as books, pencils, games and sporting equipment, which the students accepted with much appreciation and excitement.
Our kids had a fantastic time, playing sports with local children, making new friends and taking in traditional sights and sounds and there wasn’t an Ipad in sight!
I’m sure it was the hottest day on record, but it really didn’t matter and one day spent with these awesome people simply wasn’t enough. A big thanks to the team at Astute Financial Management for making this possible and to the people of Sabeto Village for the total privilege of being a part of your community, even for a short time. We look forward to working with the Sabeto community for many more years to come.