Victoria community funds cyclone-proof Vanuatu education centre

Children in the villages of Paunangisu and Emua on Efate now have a new cyclone-proof early education centre at Manua, thanks to the Victoria University of Wellington, its staff, students and two student groups who joined forces to fundraise over Vt2.2million ($28,000) in aid. Emua and Paungangisu was one of the many villages on the island severely damaged after Category 5 cyclone Pam hit on March 13, 2015

… Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) Luamanuvao Winnie Laban and lecturer Dr Pala Molisa, who is originally from Vanuatu, spoke at the official opening in front of about 200 people, including representatives from Vanuatu’s Ministry of Education and Training, the New Zealand High Commissioner, Volunteer Service Abroad, and members of the Manua community including local chiefs, educators, children and their families last Tuesday.

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