A young school girl peers out from a class room, Soa Village, Viti Levu, Fiji.
Soa was decimated by Cyclone Winston in 2016, Fiji’s biggest ever cyclonic event. Since then, the remote village of 500 has been gradually recovering.
Today, the local school accommodates Years 1 to 8. Although the school has several computers, they often lie idle as the village’s diesel generator is unreliable and prone to power fluctuations which threaten the computer hardware.
The school library is also under-resourced and is need of reading material for its students.
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting several photographs from Soa village and asking people with used children’s books (suitable for Years 1 to 8) to donate them to the school.
Please contact me here if you have any unwanted books for donation. Shipping has been generously arranged.
Imagine, a school with no Internet and only books!
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