Pacific Pathways

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Raising funds for our Vanuatu Recovery Project on Paama Island - Rebuilding Luvil School & 5 kindy's.

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We are deeply saddened with the heart breaking news of devastation and destruction caused by cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

We have returned to help with the recovery and rebuilding of schools and kindy's, After discussions with the Ministry of Education, we will be focusing our help on Paama Island, Malampa Province.

All funds raised will be used on these projects to purchase building materials so that we can assist the communities to rebuild the school & kindy’s.

Pacific Pathways works at the community level we will be working with the communities not for them. We will oversee and project manager each project. With the generous donations of resources we have the furniture and resources to restock each kindy and also the schools on Paama Island.

Pacific Pathways have been working in Vanuatu for the past 18 months and have a base on Santo. Fortunately Santo did not suffer any damage.

My husband David is a licensed builder and we recently visited Paama to assess the damage and the repairs required. All 5 kindy’s were totally damaged and will need to be rebuilt. Most of the schools have had some minor damage, but Luvil School was totally destroyed and needs to be rebuilt. The community has set up temporary classes under a tarpaulin from Aus Aid. The structure is not adequate and when it rains they cannot have classes.

Paama Island has had a difficult start to the year, On 19th February they had a 6.6 earthquake, followed by a tsunami and then just weeks later, cyclone Pam. On the east coast the village of Lulep took the brunt of the storm, which caused damage to most of the houses and totally destroyed the school, kindy and teacher’s house. The children were sheltering in the school, only for the roof to start to lift off, in the night they were moved to the nearby church for safety.

On the west coast of the island, all 4 kindy’s have been either totally destroyed or severely damaged and all need to be rebuilt, stronger.

The communities have managed to make the minor repairs to the schools, and for most classes are operating, but most have lost all their resources. They are coping with little assistance since cyclone Pam, from our visit we experienced the closeness and support of a very close community who are focused on helping each other after such a devastating event.

We would like to thank you for considering Pacific Pathways, helping us to make a difference for the people of Paama Island

About our charity -

Pacific Pathways believes that all children deserve access to a quality education

and the opportunity to develop to their full potential

- Education gives children the opportunity to learn and develop

- Education creates choices and opportunities

- Education empowers children to realise their full potential.

- Education is the pathway to development and a better future.

By developing partnerships with schools, kindergartens, businesses and organisations in New Zealand

Pacific Pathways will provide resources and support for the Pacific Nations

to make a difference for those on the path less traveled.

We have been working in Vanuatu for the past 18 months and last year we took up 2 consignments of school resources donated by the schools in Christchurch, this included over 1000 desks and chairs with the desks filled with books.

What started as a small gesture of taking some books to help a school in Vanuatu has developed into a major initiative relocating school resources no longer required in New Zealand and giving them a renewed purpose helping schools and preschools in Vanuatu.

Please refer to our website about the projects we are working on currently in Vanuatu

Funds raised through Give a Little will be used directly on this project in Vanuatu.

More about us

About our charity -

Pacific Pathways believes that all children deserve access to a quality education

and the opportunity to develop to their full potential


Latest donations

  • Sandra  Peyrolle

    Sandra Peyrolle on 24 Dec 2015

    $100

    My currant poor health prevents me from going there , but my thoughts and best wishes are with you all... wonderful job Sue and David are doing - real-life Angels they are. May the New Year be kinder and more generous weather wise to you locals Much love & blessings Sandra

    $100

  • Pete & Anna

    Pete & Anna on 23 Aug 2015

    $500

    Great cause

    $500

  • Mel Fergus

    Mel Fergus on 05 Jun 2015

    $50

    Great work guys - all the best over there and look forward to seeing you when you return x

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 May 2015

    Private

    Private

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 12 May 2015

    $150

    $150


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