Kids lov­ing new shade struc­ture

South Waikato News - - OPINION/NEWS -

The chil­dren of Samoa Tau­mafai Aoga Amata have a brand-new shade struc­ture.

Cen­tre man­ager Amiria McDon­ald said the huge shade struc­ture was at­tached to the side of the build­ing.

The early child­hood cen­tre was re­cently do­nated $2000 to­wards the shade struc­ture’s con­struc­tion from the Can­cer So­ci­ety. ‘‘We want to say thank you and get them over to see the struc­ture,’’ she said.

Fund­ing was ap­plied for around Au­gust, she said.

‘‘Our cen­tre is run by our com­mit­tee and the com­mit­tee is made up of par­ents. The par­ents are the peo­ple who came in and put it all to­gether . . . Over the last two months they were just com­ing in in their own time to put it to­gether.’’

The shade struc­ture has been up for one month.

‘‘The kids love it and the ba­bies can go un­der it.’’

The open­ing cer­e­mony was held re­cently at the cen­tre where guests were greeted by a tra­di­tional Samoan wel­come.

SHADE FOR ALL: Care­givers and chil­dren at Samoa Tau­mafai Aoga Amata are thrilled about their new shade struc­ture.

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