Founded in 1946 to serve the villages of Tamusua and Nabukeru on the southern end of Yasawa Island in Fiji, the Shri Ram Govind Memorial School has some classrooms recently renovated thanks to a project of Lautoka Rotary club.
It is a primary school that caters for children of 2 villages namely Tamusua and Nabukeru. In front of the school is the beautiful Buasali Bay and directly opposite of the school is the famous island of Sawailau where the Sawilau caves are.
The funding was provided by Rotary Club of Campbelltown - South Australia who believed that these improvements would greatly support better education outcomes for these communities. The total funding amount FJ$7169.37. The timing of the completion was perfect with the renovated classrooms opening just in time for the commencement of the 2018 school year and naturally the prospect of new classroom was a source of excitement for the students.
The renovations went beyond the classroom to include repairs and improvements to the water reticulation pump and distribution system for the ablution blocks ensuring the schools sanitation system continues to provide adequate health and safety for all students.
This is anotrher great example of how Rotary clubs can support needy communities in the Pacific.