Let’s Raise the Roof of Kingland Village in Vanuatu
by N Town
Help rebuild Kingland Village & School, destroyed by Cyclone Pam in March 2016.
On the 13th March 2015 Cyclone Pam ravaged Port Vila Vanuatu and almost obliterated the beautiful Kingland Village in remote Vanuatu.
A team of volunteers made their way around the island seeking out people in need shortly after and found this remote village. The school and most of the village homes and posessions had been wiped out. The people had no water and no access to supplies. Being remote the aid pouring into Vanuatu unforutnately did not find its way out to Kingland.
Over the past year we have worked with a number of people to raise awareness of this area of beautiful Vanuatu and seek help from the first world to help rebuild and raise the roof on the primary school that 120 ni-vanuatu children previously attended.
Thanks to our fundraising campaign, the temporary school building works are complete. The temporary school is not to the level of build the first world is accustomed to however these kids can now go to school and have a roof over their heads.
We now need further funding to continue work on the total rebuild of the school and village, as they are not quite back on their feet. Any help in any form is greatly appreciated from financial pledges to school books, clothing, balls and other sports equipment – however note there is no power!
If we can get the school built to the standard required, Kingland will be able t o access government curriculum support and two paid teachers via government support.
The temporary building works is a wonderful display of what a little bit of funding can achieve in conjunction with a village run by dedication and a dash of ingenuity.
It would be great to get these kids off their stumps of wood and onto some proper school chairs in 2016 with a new approved primary school!
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The School following Cyclone Pam.
The temporary school for some of the 120 kids before rebuilding began.
The School in February 2016 – no first world chairs but there is somewhere to sit and a roof to keep dry.
Building plans for the new school.
Please contribute today to help rebuild the lives of these kids and their families!