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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

First Sea Bridge Program - Makogai School Project (Lomaiviti Group)

With the Landing Craft just weeks away from completion, we are preparing for the first official Sea Bridge project in the eastern Lomaiviti Group on the remote island of Makogai. As the below pictures demonstrate, the school and supporting facilities were destroyed and the children are currently meeting in an open tent for classes.
The people in the village were huddled in the school during the worst part of Cyclone Winston (it was the only building in the village still standing) and then the roof and walls failed. It was a horrible moment and the children and families are still emotionally recovering from the ordeal.
Ian & Wendy Shields (S/V Outsider) will be leading the efforts and a small fleet of Sea Mercy volunteer vessels and teams of international volunteers will be joining them to help rebuild their school. The Sea Bridge Landing Craft will be delivering the lumber, roofing, concrete, tools, and building supplies from Suva to Makogai island.
Our international team will be setting up camp next to the school and will work together with the local villagers to make the school better than before ‪#‎strongerthanwinston.
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