May 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Ralph Praeger - Sunnybank Rotary Club
RC Sunnybank Projects in Samoa

Rotary Sunnybank has a 10 plus year history of service projects in the Pacific – Munda Hospital in the Solomons, 2 trips rebuilding  Nuku Nuku school in Tonga  and last year rebuilding 3 classrooms in Samoa.  The typical project takes a year to arrange and relies on donations from builders and suppliers along with the time put in by members.  For Tonga we loaded school tables and chairs only to find out this was the first  time many children has sat at a table for school work.  Every trip is rewarding even for the unskilled and includes some downtime for sightseeing and a few beers.  We are still seeking a $30,000 international grant to re- roof the Samoan school and use the roof water  for the school toilets  - at the moment they are drop toilets with a large drum and bowl to flush and wash your hands