Rebuilding after Cyclone Pam

Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm, tore through Vanuatu, March 13, 2015, leaving families homeless and with little access to emergency food supplies. Vanuatu, one of the world’s poorest nations, is a sprawling cluster of more than 80 islands and 260,000 people, 2,000km (1,250 miles) north-east of the Australian city of Brisbane.

Through the funds you provided, ERDO’s partnership with Pastor Dave Wood and the International Christian Church, we’ve begun plans for a special building that will serve two purposes:  a school for kindergarten-age children, and a safe haven for families to take shelter in during storm season. 

The kindergarten class will be built as an addition to the Emautul Primary School in Green Hill, Teouma, Efate.  During Cyclone Pam, the school was blown away.  Currently, the students are meeting in temporary shelters.  Another partner is helping build other sections of the school with the same treated timber, weather-Tex siding and roofing that ERDO will be using in the kindergarten construction. 

In times of disaster, we are so grateful for supporters like you who give generously so that we can quickly respond with practical aid and compassion.



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