Cyclone Pam recovery project(s) - continued 2015/2017
Pacific Pathways have been based on Paama Island for over 12 months working on our cyclone Pam recovery projects rebuilding schools and kindy's damaged by cyclone Pam. A year on and we have now completed the rebuilding of :
Liro Kindy, West Coast Paama
Liro kindy from the inside. The fun is always 'dressing' the room. The furniture and resources were donated by schools and kindy's in Christchurch New Zealand.
Liro Kindy services 5 communities including Tavie, the airport for Paama.
The children/pikinini have to walk 1 hour to/from Kindy each day.
All the resources and building materials were shipped to Liro from Santo and from there they went by truck or boat to each village for the building. Some of the schools desks and chairs have been distributed to the primary schools on Paama
Vauleli Kindy, South Paama
For all our projects we work 'with' the communities not for them. On all our projects we have had amazing support from the communities.
The men help with all aspects of the build. The women are also part of the project and helped with carrying sand beach to the kindy sites, no matter how far and it was quite a walk from the beach in both Luli and Luelp.
But most importantly they prepared the meals for the men each day.
A true example of 'TEAM' work.
Luli Kindy, East Coast Paama
Luli is on the east coast of Paama Island. An isolated village where access is only on foot, a 1 1/2 hour walk from the main village of Liro.
To get the building materials to Luli. Once they have arrived by ship in Liro from Santo, They are taken by a small motor boat to Luli on the east side of Paama. Here they are transferred to an outrigger canoe to be brought to shore. Above the canoe landing on the rocky beach loaded with roofing iron!!
But this can only happen on a calm day when they waves are not too big. It is truly amazing to watch the community manage this!