Tourism benefits the entire community of Vunaspef. It is supported by VSA volunteers, MFAT, and AusAID through the APTC programme.
VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad)
With deft skills at desk top publishing Karen produced the intial flyers and brochures and formed a relationship with the Community which has been carried on by other volunteers.
Restructured the financial and organisational aspects of Millennium Cave Tours ensuring its sustainability.
It takes a special person to live in village during the rainy season and Eric was certainly that person. Working alongside the Local people Eric rebuilt tracks and ladders, added new toilet and shower and enhanced the village sympathetically. There were many tears when he completed his assignment!
VSA Adventure Tourism Advisor. His knowledge and experience was an immense help to the team. He achieved a great deal in a short time and was highly regarded by the locals.
Produced this website and supplied many of the photographs.
MFAT (New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
The New Zealand Aid Programme supports the VSA Programme, allowing highly skilled volunteers to help this project and provide ongoing support to tourism in Vanuatu. In addition it provides financial support that promotes marketing and improves safety and security.
APTC (The Australia-Pacific Technical College)
Samuel and Michel Andikar attended the APTC course in Tourism and Tour Guiding.
Vanuatu TVET Sector Strengthening Program
The TVET Programme in Vanuatu funded first aid and safety training for all 26 Millennium Cave tour guides.
Australian AID supports Millennium Cave Tours by providing quality certified training through APTC and TVET programmes.