Yalobi, Waya, Yasawas, Fiji
Attached is a picture of some of the children of Yalobi (Yah LOAM bee) village on the island of Waya in the Yasawa Islands of Fiji. This chain of high volcanic islands stretches for 50 miles; the southern most end is about 45 miles from Nadi on the "mainland" island of Viti Levu. The second picture is of the mountain, called Vatunareba, that sits directly above the village; one of the small white buildings in the photo of the mountain is the village kindergarten.
The pretty girl in the photo with Gnomad is Latileta Nakadrudru and she is anxious to receive mail from the children in your class. She attends the Ratu Naivalu Memorial School in Yalobi. She is bright and personable and wishes to learn about the world outside of her lovely, but modest, traditional village. Please arrange for a postcard or letter (with photos of Bainbridge or the Olympic mountains would be wonderful) to be sent to her at the following address:
Yalobi, Waya Island, Fiji
c/o Seremaia Tuicuvu
PO Box 4501
Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands
In a couple of weeks we'll be off to New Caledonia and then Vanuatu.
Leslie & Philip