Pele Island has no vehicle so parents have to carry everything on their shoulders to transport them to Tangofawia Primary School to build a kindergarten and three classrooms to stop students from getting wet in the tent classrooms.

While classes 1, 5 and 6 have a permanent classroom, students at kindy and classes 2, 3 and 4 are still studying in tents after Cyclone Pam hit on March 13 over one year ago.

School Chairman, Charlie Louis, wishes to thank the Government Ministry of Education for providing 40 pieces of 3-metre long corrugated iron sheets to rebuild the classrooms.

Volunteers have agreed to build the classrooms in July of next year.

However with the rains arriving, the Chairman says the School Council and parents know they cannot wait for the new classrooms.

“We have started building temporary classrooms before yesterday using the iron sheets because the children are getting wet under the tents which are now getting old,” he says.

The Chairman says Pele is one of the islands most devastated by the cyclone. READ MORE