CHAIRMAN of Mt Beata primary school in Central Guadalcanal has thanked Mike Goodwin and Teresa Goodwin for donating six water tanks and stationaries to the school.
Leonard Ale made the comments after the church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint Church supported the school.
Mt. Beata primary is an hour walk from Betikama Adventist College (BAC) in East Honiara.
The support was made possible through the support from Mike and Teresa from the Latter-Day Saint Church based in United States (US).
“On behalf of the school and people living nearby Mt. Beata primary school I would like to thank Mike and Teresa for the materials they’re donated to the school,” he said.
According to Ale, the six water tanks were delivered to the school last week and the stationeries were delivered to the school early this week.
He said the church has a humanitarian fund which they use to support schools and communities with their special need.
The chairman said the school applied through the church’s humanitarian fund for assistance.
Ale said during the rainy season the streams they usually collect water for drinking gets flooded and is not safe for students and people to drink.
Therefore the water tanks will provide clean water for students and the surrounding community, he said.
Ale said apart from the water tanks they school also received stationeries, guttering, pipes, and toilet sets.
He said the water tanks are not yet installed because sand and timber are yet to be collected to build platforms for the water tanks.
The stationeries include world maps, books, blackboards, pencil, sharpener, exercise books, and wall charts.
The cost of the stationeries is more than $7,000.00.
Ale is also appealing to other aid donors to support the school in building new classrooms and staff houses.
Mt. Beata primary school was established in 2016 and the Seventh-day Adventist Church Education Authority is providing teachers for the school.
Mike and Teresa will be staying in the country for two years.
By LACHLAN S. EDDIE