Genda Connections is a live event featuring 8 – 10 speakers from different backgrounds. Speakers are invited to the platform to discuss their ideas, share their stories and to inspire and motivate others. Some events may be themed.
As part of The Genda Project, Genda Connections focuses and implores individuals of all ages to step out of their comfort zone.
Venture. Discover. Connect.
Genda Connections strives to connect Fijian audiences to local individuals breaking the norms and living their dreams. By providing these individuals a platform to share their ideas and stories, we hope to disrupt and motivate a new generation of Fijians to toso, reach out and live in the pursuit of their happiness with integrity. We hope to move, inspire and ultimately make our audiences realize the value of making their own stories count.
We believe that these stories have to power to change people’s lives; their thinking, their attitudes and their contribution to the wider community. Through Genda Connections we hope to spark conversations that matter and ultimately a more conscious thinking society.
Suva, Nadi, Savusavu
Check for dates on website – www.thegendaproject.com/upcomingevents
Farmpreneur, Livai Tora talks about diversifying land use to other alternates from the traditional sugarcane farming in Fiji. At Genda Connections Nadi / Genda Business, Livai shares his journey of converting his inherited sugarcane fields to a thriving agro-tourism business today.
Owner of Aviva Farms in the Sabeto Valley in Nadi, Livai talks about the struggles, trial & errors and capitalising on opportunities to make his dream come true and establish a successful business using his inherited land. He encourages itaukei landowners to connect back to their lands and to value their inheritance.
Watch this brave young woman tell her story at Genda Connections Suva. Human Rights Advocate and Researcher, Monica Waqanisau talks about Identity. Monica shares her story of being diagnosed with a skin condition called Vitiligo and her journey dealing with the symptoms and physical changes from the rare condition. She talks about the emotional struggles, the questions, acceptance and finally owning the condition as part of her self and finding her happiness in who she is as a person.
General Practitioner Dr. Zen Low, Founder of Zens Medical Centre in Fiji talks about the 'family' approach to practicing Family Medicine at his clinics. He shares his early life stories and the influences that have shaped his approach to medicine and what defines his happiness today.
In an honest and open talk at #GendaConnectionsNadi / #GendaBusiness, Dr. Low discusses the realities of medical practice and care in Fiji, and the personal and business choices he has made in his profession to serve his patients.
Watch Reverend James Bhagwan talk about our approaches and attitudes towards work in Fiji. What motivates him and something that he sees motivating fewer people every generation: work as a vocation — something that uses our talents and brings us great satisfaction, a calling. At Genda Connections Suva he talks about his own journey to finding his true self.
Marketing Entrepreneur & Innovator, Tony Philp talks about the skill of adapting to ever-changing circumstances in life to achieve success. Presented with the Order of Fiji (MF); the highest honour of the Fijian honours system for his remarkable contribution to sports, Tony shares stories of his early sporting career in the 90's which won him 13 individual Windsurfer World titles.
At #GendaConnectionsNadi / #GendaBusiness, Tony also talks beyond sports about his innovative startups including a unique tourism venture; a floating water bar called Cloud 9. Tony parts that above everything else to always trust your own instinct and to keeping moving forward.