Author Archives: theseeproject

Books for Fijian schools – thanks to Christa Miyoni

In 2014, Christa Miyoni was a third year student in the Bachelor of Education program at QUT. An Australian Government grant enabled Christa and nine of her contemporaries in Education and IT to travel to Taveuni Island and showcase the … Continue reading

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The SEE Digital Library Books Project

We invite you to support the SEE Digital Books Library Project. The books that you write will be shared at no cost with children throughout the world. More importantly, the books that you write will always remain your property. If … Continue reading

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The SEE Foundation Fiji

Epeneri Korovakaturaga was a student at QUT on an AusAID scholarship. As a university student, he was closely associated with the SEE Project and was the cultural ambassador on two student outreach projects that were delivered in Fiji. After returning … Continue reading

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A story of success

Our relationship with Saint Theresia Kuruk Primary School, in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (PNG), began with Paul Ogil. He used to work as a security guard at our university. One day when he was on duty, he came to … Continue reading

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MMM – Madeline’s memories of Malaysia

Madeline Seivers is enrolled in a Bachelor of Education course at QUT. At SK Sungai Mas – a primary school in Malaysia, she teamed up with QUT and UPM students to deliver some outstanding activities using ICT. Her work was … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s second trip to Malaysia

Mitchell Neill recently completed his Bachelor of Engineering program – majoring in Computer and Software Systems. At university, he was high achieving student and very committed to making a difference to others through technology.  This was his second trip to Malaysia. … Continue reading

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Student outreach project at SK Sungai Mas

Our recent outreach project was undertaken at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Mas in September/October. This is a small rural primary school and it caters for Orang Asli children.  The trip was made possible by the funding received through the Australian … Continue reading

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Mary Cosmo’s reflections of her trip to Malaysia

Mary Cosmo is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program at QUT . She is a high achiever, an excellent team leader and communicator who works through problem-solving activities methodologically. On her trip to Malaysia, she teamed up with … Continue reading

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Support for schools in Fiji following Cyclone Winston

With the assistance of family and friends, the SEE Project supported three schools in Rakiraki and Tailevu following the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston in 2016. Children at Ellington Primary and Tatiaya Primary schools who were affected by the cyclone … Continue reading

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It was the first time I felt like I really experienced the culture of a foreign country…Casey Chamberlain

Casey Chamberlain is a second year Bachelor of Fine Arts student. In this blog she is reflecting on her experiences in Malaysia in October 2015….. I taught in the grade 5 classroom with my team: Kate and Afiq from QUT and … Continue reading

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Jessica’s reflections of her Malaysia trip

Jessica Davies is enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology course at QUT. She is majoring in Computer Science and Mobile Applications. She is very talented and many of her intellectual and personal qualities were evident on this trip.  Here … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s reflections of his trip to Malaysia

Mitchell Neill is enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering program – majoring in Computer and Software Systems. He is nearing completion of his studies. Mitchell’s team engaged in a range of activities using digital technologies (eg. little bits and Scratch) in … Continue reading

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Kim Dong Hwan’s reflections of his experiences at SK Temai

Kim Dong Hwan is an exchange student at UPM. He is from South Korea. He was a part of our team. Kim is a popular student – very much liked by all students. Kim worked with his team in Class … Continue reading

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Nuraain Amalina bt Mokhli reflects on the visit by QUT staff and students

Nuraain Amalina bt Mokhli is a Bachelor of Tourism student at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. In this blog she is reflecting on the visit by QUT students in October 2015.    Short Term Outward Mobility Program (STOMP) is an outreach project … Continue reading

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Jocelyn’s reflections of her experiences in Malaysia

Jocelyn Tan is a QUT staff. She works in the International Student Services Office. She is a former Malaysian National. Her role in the team was very significant. Her good knowledge of ICT and her fluency in Bhasa Malaysia made … Continue reading

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Georgia’s reflections of her Malaysian experience

Georgia Row is a third-year student at QUT. She is enrolled in the Bachelor of Secondary Education course. Her majors are English and English as a Second Language. By working with her team, Georgia played an exceptional role in designing … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting our team!

Our team felt quite special when we were honoured at special events hosted by the Pahang State Government, Tourism Pahang and the QUT Alumni in Malaysia. We also had visits to the school by some prominent people from the community. … Continue reading

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Dr Siti’s reflections on making the inaugural collaboration between QUT and UPM a reality

For the past three years, the SEE Project has enabled students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to teach in schools in Fiji. A grant from QUT’s Short Term Outward Mobility Program (STOMP) in 2014 created a new opportunity. … Continue reading

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Our week at SK Temai, Pekan, Malaysia

Our proposed teaching activities were to start with classroom observations on Monday morning (28 September). As I woke up in the morning, the first thing I did was look out of my bedroom window. The haze looked a bit thicker … Continue reading

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The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai : A memorable stop at Kuala Gandah

Sunday morning (27 September) we made our tracks to the Pekan campus of Universiti Malaysia. It is in the district of Pahang and a four-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. This campus was our home for the next four nights. From … Continue reading

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The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai: Our Malaysian Welcome!

Our trip began with great excitement and on time from the Brisbane International Airport on September 25. There was a rolling border patrol officers strike at the airport. However, passengers were processed relatively quickly through customs and security. The first … Continue reading

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Andrew’s reflections of Toko Sanatan Primary School – July 2015

In June 2015, I was invited to share my past experiences of Fiji with the group who would be travelling to Fiji with The SEE Project in July 2015. I shared pictures and stories, and shared what I had learned about myself and … Continue reading

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Andrew’s reflections of Naidovi, Balata and Toko schools – February 2015

It is quite rare to come across individuals (let alone students) who believe in undertaking proactive steps in their own time and using their own resources to enhance the quality of education in the developing world. Andrew Iddles is one of … Continue reading

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Andrews reflections of Somosomo District School

In 2014, Andrew Iddles joined us on the trip to the Somosomo District School. His leadership and input in the design and delivery of classroom activities was highly commendable. He took a lot of interest and developed some very meaningful … Continue reading

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The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai…Malaysia

The SEE Project@ Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai…Malaysia is an exciting outreach project. The Queensland University of Technology(QUT) and Universiti Putra Malaysia(UPM) are partners in this initiative.  The project is supported by the QUT Short-Term Mobility Program and UPM. This partnership will enable … Continue reading

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A letter from Leo: Two years after my trip to Fiji

Leo Xie was a final year mechanical engineering student when he joined us on the trip to Sabeto in 2013. Together with his team members – Jeremy Varendorff and Epeneri Korovakaturaga they did some amazing science activities on water purification … Continue reading

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Vinaka vakalevu Ratu Epeneri Korovakaturaga

This week we said goodbye to Ratu Epeneni Korotakaturaga. He came from Fiji and completed his undergraduate degree in Design with honours at the Queensland University of Technology. We all felt very proud of his achievements. For all students coming … Continue reading

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A classroom activity on Girmit at Balata High School

For Fiji born Indians and their descendants, Girmit has played a significant role in shaping their lives. When Fiji became a British Colony, labourers were brought from India to work on sugar cane plantations. They signed up to a 5- … Continue reading

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QUT team visits the Ra School for Special Education

Our team from QUT spent their time with the children at the Ra Special School recently. This school is located in the town of Rakiraki – which is north west of Viti Levu (largest island in Fiji). The Japanese Government … Continue reading

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Taking a STEM approach at Balata High School

As part of an outreach project supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, our team from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), designed, developed and implemented a number of different activities that tried to kill a few birds with a few … Continue reading

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A talented team heading to Balata High School: Thanks to the New Colombo Plan

A team of staff and students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane will head to Fiji at the end of this semester. They will engage with teachers and students at Balata High School in Tavua and surrounding schools. … Continue reading

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The SEE Project starts a new chapter

The SEE Project has undergone a major transformation. It will now be supported by the SEE Project Inc.. This incorporated body was registered was on 7 November 2014. Its primary purpose is to support the activities and initiatives of the … Continue reading

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Zoe’s reflections of her engagement in two primary schools in Fiji

Zoe Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Primary Education degree in 2013. Currently she is enrolled in the of Master of Education program at the Queensland University of Technology. Zoe addressed prospective QUT students who were planning to participate in the outreach … Continue reading

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Melissa and Lucian’s story from Ghana

Melissa was one of my students at the Queensland University of Technology. She will soon graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education. She initiated and completed a project in a rural primary school with her partner Lucian in Ghana. … Continue reading

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Stewart’s experiences in Bhutan

Stewart Duff was one of my students at the Queensland University of Technology. He will soon graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education. Stewart was part of a team of university students that took part in a Service-Learning project … Continue reading

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The QUT team at Somosomo District School

Taveuni is an island in Fiji. It is located to the east of Vanua Levu – the second largest island. When you come to Tavenui – you get the feeling that this is the way the world should be – … Continue reading

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The 2013 SEE Project Report

The SEE Project: 2013 Report Introduction The acronym for SEE – Share, Engage and Educate sums up the underlying philosophy of the work that we have undertaken in Fiji since 2011. We share our knowledge in schools by engaging with … Continue reading

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Sabeto College making good progress with computers

We sent 22 desktops to Sabeto College late last year. It is very pleasing to see the progress that the school has made in embedding the technology in their classroom activities. The school’s computer teacher in charge – Ms Meenal … Continue reading

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Some of our hardworking volunteers

A significant part of our work entails loading, unloading, storing, and transporting the donated items. We are very grateful to the Queensland University of Technology  for not only donating most of the secondhand items but also assisting with storage. In … Continue reading

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2014: A story of success at Balata High School

We donated 10 laptops, a data projector and a digital video camera to Balata High School in Tavua. All this gear was secondhand. The laptops and the data projector came from the Queensland University of Technology. The digital camera was … Continue reading

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2013: Reflections of the Sabeto Schools and Community Project (SSCP)

I was with the team for the first half of the project. I had to leave because of a teaching commitment in China which overlapped with the second week. I found this project to be an immensely rewarding and memorable … Continue reading

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2013: Team Regan, Leila, Michelle @ SSCP

I spent most of my time in this group with Regan Baker (Film and TV), Leila Gashe (Film and TV) and Michelle Stephens (Film and TV). QUT staff – Carly Lassig, Zarina Shahban, Kathy Mills, and Geoff Portmann also spent some … Continue reading

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2013: Team Jeremy, Leo, Epineri, and Tyra @ SSCP

This team comprising Jeremy Varendorff (Engineering), Leo Xie (Engineering), Epineri Korovakaturaga Ganilau (Architecture), and Tyra Gunnis (Film and TV) implemented two activities in classes 4 and 5. They used ipads in their classrooms – this activity could have been a … Continue reading

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2013: Team Courtney, Zoe, Brendan, Jarrod, Edwina, and Tahlia @SSCP

QUT students and staff engaged strategically with staff and students from the two schools in Sabeto. This occurred over two days at each school. On the first day, the teams worked with classes 1, 3, 5 and 7. On the … Continue reading

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2013: Sabeto Schools and Community Project

On June 26, I flew out to Fiji with 13 undergraduate students who were enrolled in degrees that would lead to qualifications in Education, Engineering, Architecture, Film and TV, and Fashion. It was an interesting evening – the check-in computer … Continue reading

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2013: Laptops to schools in May

A number of teachers from the workshops last year in Fiji have kept in touch. They told us about what they had achieved with limited resources. They also had a vision in terms of what they would do if they … Continue reading

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2013: Installing Edubuntu

Installing Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is a straight forward process. It also seems to install all the necessary drivers etc. The most relevant package(s) can also be installed e.g. pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary. So this disk image is very useful. … Continue reading

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2013: Hello Edubuntu

This year we have three key objectives. Firstly to continue our laptop/desktop program. Secondly the Sabeto project that is supported by QUT’s Engagment Innovation Grant will be implemented. Thirdly refine and develop strategies to support teachers with their ICT strategies. … Continue reading

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2013: Getting started with Edubuntu

Getting used to the Edubuntu operating system takes time, effort and perseverance. But it is worth. Their website (http://edubuntu.org/download) provides the following advice: Download Full Installation Media The Edubuntu development team recommends the use of the Long Term Support releases … Continue reading

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