Group helps set up day care centre in Solomons
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.
NEW FRIENDSHIPS: St Matthews Anglican Church member Faye Harris with Judith Tabiru and Susan Votu in the Solomon Islands.