A community hub for heritage conservation that fosters an appreciation of our community through innovation, knowledge building, natural and cultural stewardship. This little church at Kalvaka village provides an educational space for the Centre and the community of Rotuma.
Promote cultural values and ethics that motivates island leadership and take resilience-based actions for the protection of Rotuma’s heritage, connected to our customs and practices. Strengthening our socio-cultural links to natural biodiversity through responsible planning, documentation for management protection and safeguard of people, places and stories.
Emerging challenges tackled through a network of volunteers involving school children, youth champions and members of the Rotuma Women Association by:
Families practising healthier diet habits, grounded in the knowledge of good traditional & scientific practices of food nutrition, preservation & meal preparation. This initiative aims to enable a space for women clubs on the island to venture into small food enterprises that supports the growing organic foods market in Fiji.
Under Adopt-a-Habitat, Rotuma’s 4 primary schools adopt a natural habitat close to their schools for citizen-science learning and conservation activities.
Eco-camp activities are also part this Adopt-a-Habitat initiative where life skills are nurtured.
As resource managers, Rotuma women are often responsible for enriching children’s cultural identify and shaping their eco-attitudes. This Action empowers women, teachers and children with skills and knowledge to preserve and strengthen socio-cultural links to natural biodiversity of Rotuma. It covers:
LäjeRotuma operates at the national level to coordinate and implement training, research, awareness and support cultural exchange opportunities.
mobilises technical expertise at the national and international levels and provides support for significant biodiversity research including cooperation with USP and other conservation partners.
Our research objectives further enable the work of LäjeRotuma through: