School reserve strech one of Vanuatu’s smallest islands
March 31, 2015 - School Supplies
Khin Maung Kyaw, Education Officer from Unicef Myanmar, has been deployed to Vanuatu to support with a puncture response after Cyclone Pam. Here, he tells us how Unicef managed to get essential propagandize reserve to children on one of Vanuatu’s smallest islands.
Over 600 children on Tongoa Island, one of a 22 islands in Vanuatu hardest strike by Tropical Cyclone Pam, have perceived propagandize reserve from Unicef that will concede them to lapse to school.
“It took me over 24 hours and 3 flights to get to Vanuatu,” pronounced Khin Maung Kyaw. “As shortly as we arrived we over from Port Vila nearby midnight, travelling by vessel with Unicef school supplies. It took us dual days to get there, we had to stop during several other islands on a approach to dump off puncture service supplies. The initial night on a boat, a seas were unequivocally severe – we didn’t nap much.
“We when we arrived during Tongoa Island we had to bucket a propagandize reserve from a vessel into a smaller one and ride them to seaside this way. It was not easy though everybody got involved!
“There are 7 primary schools in Tongoa and one youth delegate school. Almost all were really badly shop-worn by a cyclone. In some cases a roof was ripped off classrooms, permitting a sleet and breeze to repairs all inside. In one box we saw, a winds were so clever that a usually thing left of one of a propagandize buildings was a foundation!”
As partial of evident assistance to Tongoa’s children who are now out of school, Unicef has supposing tents, backpacks with simple back-to-school supplies, School in a Box kits, early childhood growth kits and recreational kits.
The island’s administrator, villagers, village members and propagandize principals from 5 opposite schools came together to set up a tents to for a children of Tongoa.
“A organisation of ladies also approached us and were so grateful to Unicef for bringing a children these preparation reserve that will assistance their children start behind during propagandize again.”
The children of Tongoa are really vehement about a new backpacks that they will accept on Monday, when propagandize starts again in a new School in a Box tents. Although they will be carrying their classes in a proxy preserve supposing by Unicef, they will be means to get behind into a slight again after Cyclone Pam disrupted their immature lives, ancillary their romantic recovery, gripping them protected from mistreat and ancillary their continued training during a formidable time.
All photos: Unicef/2015/Kyaw