Col­lege online thanks to gift

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New Zealand com­pany House of Travel is help­ing con­nect Samoa to the mod­ern world by do­nat­ing com­puter equip­ment and skilled labour to a col­lege in Apia.

House of Travel Hold­ings do­nated 85 sec­ond- hand com­put­ers, mon­i­tors and servers, plus a week of Porirua IT tech­ni­cian Adrian Miller’s time, to Chanel Col­lege, a strug­gling Catholic school which now has the ca­pac­ity to get its stu­dents online.

The col­lege, in Moamoa, was founded in 1962 by the Marist Brothers.

For Mr Miller, who had never trav­elled to the Pa­cific Is­lands be­fore, it proved to be a lifechang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘It felt amaz­ing to do some­thing self­less, know­ing I was part of some­thing that was ben­e­fi­cial to so many peo­ple,’’ he said.

For­merly Christchurch­based, Mr Miller jumped at the op­por­tu­nity when his em­ployer sought vol­un­teers for the work, part of a larger, on­go­ing project be­ing led by New Zealan­der John Ryan.

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