Aus­tralian Ro­tary sup­ports Solomon Is­lands school

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

A SOLOMON Is­lands school now has suit­able toi­let fa­cil­i­ties for its 350 stu­dents and staff, thanks to Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett and the team from Ro­tary.

Mr Ben­nett, who has been a mem­ber of Ro­tary for the past 16 years, said he was hon­oured to have once again taken part in the hu­man­i­tar­ian mis­sion along­side fel­low Ro­tar­i­ans.

De­spite many chal­lenges, Kokegolo Com­mu­nity High School, lo­cated in Munda, con­tin­ues to pro­vide qual­ity education for the chil­dren of the re­gion.

Ro­tary con­tin­ues to sup­port the small com­mu­nity.

Last year Mr Ben­nett as­sisted the Ro­tary team in build­ing bet­ter ser­vices for the lo­cals.

“But there con­tin­ues to be one sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge in that there are no suit­able, hy­gienic ameni­ties for the stu­dents and staff at the school,” Mr Ben­nett said.

Mr Ben­nett, a former builder, first trav­elled to the Solomon Is­lands with Ro­tary in 2008 where he helped to con­struct birthing suites fol­low­ing a ma­jor nat­u­ral dis­as­ter.

The lo­cal MP has also been in­flu­en­tial over many years in the on­go­ing work at the He­lena Goldie Hos­pi­tal, a small hos­pi­tal west of Lam­bete, which was orig­i­nally set up by the Rev J.F. Goldie (Methodist mis­sion­ary) and named af­ter his wife.

The Solomon Is­lands re­ceives great sup­port from Ro­tary as they con­tinue to im­prove ameni­ties through­out the coun­try.

Mr Ben­nett has just re­turned from the Solomon Is­lands and is pleased with the team ef­fort it took to build the new fa­cil­i­ties.

Aus­tralian Ro­tary clubs strive to make the world a bet­ter place through prac­ti­cal ef­forts.

NEW LOO: Ro­tary has been help­ing the Kokegolo Com­mu­nity High School on the Solomon Is­lands.

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