|Outsider in Makogai|
|Volunteers for the Makogai School Project - June 5th|
You can read a full description of the project and appreciate the scope of the work that needs to by done at seamercy.org/makogai. Here are pictures of progress so far.
|The first temporary school set up after Winston.|
|The first one blew down so a second one was set up.|
School must end at noon because the tents are too hot.
|The bathrooms are on the left, the primary grades were in the |
building in the center and the secondary grades were on the right.
|The foundation is all that is left of the secondary grade building.|
All the books and supplies were ruined.
|A distant view of the school grounds.|
|Off-loading the water tank - pretty sure this was OSHA approved.|
|Getting the tank installed and water to the school from the|
village was a morale booster - now, if we can just find the off switch.
|Ian working with Fili, the village head man, to install the|
watermaker over the brackish well.
|The longboat is the Fijian workhorse and the men and women|
driving them are brave beyond belief! They helped us deliver some
of our First Response supplies.
|Offloading the long boats....|
While they are waiting for the landing craft to bring supplies, volunteers and children from the school repaint the bathrooms - the only building from the school to survive.
|Eager volunteers :)|
|After. The Bob Marley color scheme was not requested|
but the bright colors were perfect for morale.
|As the painting continued, more children arrive |
from the village and then joined in.
|Clearing the wood, glass, nails and destroyed books|
from the building site.
|One section cleared and ready for rebuilding.|
|Another section almost cleared with the help of a little friend :)|
|Cleaning cinder blocks for reuse.|
|In the village, homes were destroyed.|
|The government fishery where they had a turtle|
farm was also destroyed.
|The power of +200 mph winds.....|
|The people were traumatized by the storm|
but the children are starting to recover from the event.
|The start of something beautiful.|