Eratap Village School Needs Your Help
Eratap Village is located about a 20 minute drive outside of the capital city of Port Vila. The village has a school that runs from Kindegarten through year 8.
The village population has grown quickly in the past ten years and the school size has remained the same. The school was in acceptable condition before Cyclone Pam but after the cyclone parts of it have become unusable. The students have been out of school for weeks. They are currently trying to locate a tent or another shelter they can use in the Village.
The roof is damaged, wiring inside the building is damaged, and there is now damage to the structural posts holding up the building. The building is no longer safe for anyone to enter much less hold class.
The Vanuatu government has no help for this community as there are many other schools that are completely destroyed and funding is very limited.
Melanesian Women Today is committed to helping Eratap Village rebuild its school and we have set a goal of $10,000 US Dollars to hellp rebuild.
The community of Eratap is also doing their own fundraising and hopefully together the students can begin learning in a building designed for school. To help design the building Architects Without Borders in Seattle (http://awb-seattle.org/) has volunteered to help the community draw up plans to design a specific building that meets their needs. There are reliable contractors, and materials are now available so all that is left to find is funding.
Every child in the world deserves a basic education. Help the children of Eratap village achieve that basic right today.
If you have any questions about Melanesian Women Today, about Eratap Village and its school, or about the process of building a school please get in touch with us.
Phone: (323) 539-7672
Thanks for your Support.