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Donated goods on their way to Fiji!

June 13, 2017 at 2:04 PM

After putting out the call for donated goods for Fijian families, it was time to load everything up and send it on its way over the weekend! A combined service effort from the Boys’ and Girls’ School and Preschool, a group of students, along with parents and staff, will embark on our third annual service trip to the Nawaka District in Fiji during the upcoming holidays. 

With each successive year, the trip has grown and the relationship with villagers of the district has strengthened. This year, we have 40 students travelling to Fiji in two separate trips, to donate their time and resources to assist the community by helping in the school and working on their facilities.  

Before heading over, everyone came together at the Boys’ School on Sunday, to load all of the goods into the 40-foot container, organised by parent’s Greg Horton and Troy Hageman. After playing ‘Tetris’ with all of the items, it was filled to the brim with 160 litres of paint, scaffolding, outdoor tables and chairs, surplus classroom desks and uniforms, an adventure playground, Council benches, shoes, sports boots, stationery, health products and so much more. On the morning of loading, three water blasters were in full force for five hours to clean the outdoor furniture and playground equipment, kindly donated by the Auckland City Council. 

With the phenomenal response from our school community, the key projects are all well supplied. These include painting the community centre, installing a new adventure playground in the school, and installing outdoor furniture in the school and community. 

The container is now on its way to Nawaka Village and will arrive at the same time as our two service groups. The first group leaves on the 1st of July and the second on the 6th of July. 

Thank you to everyone who has helped and for donating goods. No matter how big or small, your donation will make a difference.

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