Australian Rotary supports Solomon Islands school
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.