Group helps set up day care cen­tre in Solomons

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

IN THE Solomon Is­lands, school is a priv­i­lege, not a right.

For that rea­son, the Solomon Is­lands’ Moth­ers Union tasked a Gayndah mis­sion group to pro­vide items to set up a day care cen­tre on its re­cent mis­sion trip.

St Matthews Angli­can Church in Gayndah spent months col­lect­ing do­nated items in­clud­ing cloth­ing, books, toys, pen­cils and pa­per.

When it came time for five mem­bers of the church to take off for their trip, their own lug­gage was min­i­mal.

“We took about 70 kilo­grams of sup­plies over in our bags,” mem­ber Ch­eryl Cum­ming said.

“On the is­land where they are build­ing a preschool, most of the fam­i­lies go up in the bush to look af­ter their farm where they grow fruit and ve­g­ies and they leave the young chil­dren at home to be looked af­ter by slightly older chil­dren.

Mrs Cum­ming and her hus­band Wayne, along with Ray and Faye Har­ris, and Rob­byn Slack made up the team.

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NEW FRIEND­SHIPS: St Matthews Angli­can Church mem­ber Faye Har­ris with Ju­dith Tabiru and Su­san Votu in the Solomon Is­lands.

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