Vanuatu School thrilled with donations from Region 3

February 26, 2016 10:57 pm

“The looks on the children’s faces when items were lifted out of the chest was priceless. Their eyes were big and smiles bigger.”

A chest of donated items has been given to Vanuatu’s Bush School which has about 30 children attending ranging from 6 years to 12 years.

Matapua Branch and Region Three Rural Women NZ donated the goods to assist with the clean up after a devastating cyclone hit Vanuatu in 2015.

Neville and Gloria Jones delivered the items to the children who “are very keen to learn. “

Neville was teaching before the cyclone but since then had been helping with constructing new buildings. Gloria helps with projects where possible.

The school is still being built and there is no running water nearby so the children have to walk for 20 minutes one way to fill a water bottle from a small waterfall. They make this water last all day as it is very precious.

Neville and Gloria said when the soap and flannels were handed out, the children just stood there smelling them. “They loved them. When they looked at the world globes they could not get over that Vanuatu was just a tiny spot compared to other countries in the world.”

“They were all really thrilled to receive the chest of goodies and would like to thank Melva Robb, Matapua Branch and Region Three Rural Women NZ who donated goods for Vanuatu.”

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