Building Supplies for Mele’s Schools

This will be the last update for the Vanuatu Dive Cyclone Appeal for Mele Village. We thank everyone from the community for choosing to donate to this cause  and we are so very happy that we had this opportunity to assist Mele Village with their recovery after Cyclone Pam. Even though it has been over a year since the cyclone passed through Vanuatu, the recovery efforts are ongoing. Work continues to be done to rebuild the villages, infrastructure and commercial buildings.

Taken in January 2016 - bricks were still holding down roofs in the village
Taken in January 2016 – bricks were still holding down roofs in the village

The last installment of donations has now been split between the two schools in the area. Back in January the Mele – Maat English speaking school purchased 650 concrete blocks with their portion of the donations whilst in March the French speaking Suango School used their portion of the donations for a variety of building materials such as timber and cement to assist with the rebuild of their classrooms.

Donation for the Mele-Maat school being accepted by school principal, Charlie Roy
Donation for the Mele-Maat school being accepted by school principal, Charlie Roy
Principal Willie from the French speaking school accepting his portion of the donations
Principal Willie from the French speaking school accepting their portion of the donations

A residual amount of donations has also been put towards parts to rectify leaks in the village water supply.

Apart from all your generous donations, this appeal would not have been possible without the assistance and hard work of the fantastic management and team at Hideaway Island Resort who kindly assisted us with allocation of the funds as most required and procuring all the necessary goods. Plus the sponsorship of prizes from Scubapro Australia, Lissenung Island Resort, Hideaway Island Resort and Dive Adventures.

Thank you again for making this appeal such a success!

We’d also like to express our well wishes for all the other nations who have suffered recently in the wake of mother nature’s destructive path.

Dive Adventures over and out.

 

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