Old chairs to make a difference
DALBY resident Mary Fasi seized on an old stack of school chairs which will become an invaluable resource for the kids of her home town.
Mrs Fasi is from Santa Ana, a small remote island in the far east of the Solomons, and is the first person from home to come to Australia.
She said this would be the first time the children on the island would ever receive anything.
“Seeing children in this country having day to day good resources, I decided to come up with an idea with my daughters to salvage and buy old chairs to help the children in my country.
“It is very hard for the children, they don't have books, they don't have toys to play with and they sit on the dirt floor,” she said.
The chairs are expected to arrive in late December, in time for Christmas.
QUEEN SOLOMON: Mary Fasi at the Learning Tree in Dalby, where the inspiration began.