FOR the first time, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans Pacific has received government funding to rebuild an Adventist school.
The Kwataparen School project, one of four junior schools in Tanna to be rebuilt, was launched this week.
The launch was attended by Vanuatu Education Minister Jean Pierre Nirua, government officials, community and church members, and other stakeholders involved in the build.
The upgrades will include a boys’ and girls’ dormitory with a toilet block, an administration building, a dining hall with kitchen and two staff houses, with additional repairs to an existing classroom building and two existing staff houses.
Speaking to those in attendance, the Education Minister thanked the community for their patience, prayers and commitment to the project, asking for support for the smooth running of the rebuilding work.