Help the Students at St. James Anglican Thrive!
Organized by: Jocelyn Wong
EVENT DATE Nov 28, 2016
Saint James Anglican Primary is a tiny, poorly resourced school located in the historical town of Levuka, Fiji. There are approximately 75 students here ranging from year 1-8, with only 4 qualified teachers and 1 administrative worker to tend to them. We we are a group of 3 volunteers (Jocelyn Wong, Lachlan Burns & Harriet Wallis Hartley) from around the world who have come to offer our assistance in any way possible for the next few months. Upon our first visit to the school, we were disheartened to learn of how negatively affected the students, staff, and their families were of this past February's, "Cyclone Winston". Many of their villages were completely tarnished, leaving people with contaminated water, and wiped out fruit and vegetable crops. Because of this tragic event, the small funds available to Saint James were diverted to the rebuilding of destroyed school facilities and towards improving the structural soundness of the building—funds meant to be spent on improving the students' learning and technological development. All donations received from this fundraiser will go directly towards the school's computer lab, which lacks both computers and needed equipment (i.e. chairs, mouse-pads, keyboards, etc.). Even though having this room isn't an absolute necessity, it will greatly improve the children's learning. Much of the school's available teaching resources are either incorrect, outdated, or tattered. Having access to computers will equal more up to date learning, meaning the students' literacy and educational environments will thrive. We are asking for you to spare whatever possible donations you can to help give these wide-smiling kids the opportunities they deserve. Every cent counts! Vinaka vaka levu (thank you very much)!!