In this months edition…
- Tropical Cyclone Winston destroys communities in Savusavu
- Ashburton New Life Church – Children’s Church raise money for NCTC Primary School
- Salote Ralulu – another success story of NCTC
Tropical Cyclone Winston dose major damage in Savusavu and other parts of Fiji.
The tropical cyclone — which tore across Fiji on February 20 and 21 — was the strongest of its kind on record in the southern hemisphere. It had estimated sustained winds of over 375 Kms per hour when it made landfall, making it one of the strongest tropical cyclones (a term that includes typhoons and hurricanes) ever to make landfall anywhere in the world.
“The devastation of the damage to homes etc is enormous 4360 homes in Fiji are totally wiped out. Let alone ones partly damages. Crops and vegetable gardens gone.
After visiting Savusavu area (85 Kms from Labasa) and seeing the destruction of TC Winston first hand. It is hard to discrib the devastation. So many people now have nothing, with all their belongs totally destroyed. Aid is to slow in coming, many of the people I talked to where just waiting for the next aid parcels to come, as the news crop with take time to grow.
With such wide spread destruction, it will take years for many people to get help to rebuild houses.
NCTC has been collecting money for the people in the greatest need, in the Savusavu area. NCTC would like to thank all the friends and supporters of NCTC, who have donated already. We have been able to deliver over 214 boxes and baskets of food, along with buckets, water containers, 12 rubbish bags full of cloths and other house hold goods. Give corrugated iron to three families, provide a electrical post and wire to another, and supply a fishing boat.
More food will be given out in the coming week, as aid has not reaches quit a few communities.
If you can help (even small amounts will be gratefully received) Please donate to the below, please put your name and state TC Winston on the statement.
BANK – Bendigo Bank Visa
Account Account Name – NCTC Australia
Account Number – 124082983
BSB number: 633000
In New Zealand
BANK – Westpac
Account Name – NCTC NZ
Account Number – Non-Profit 03 0835 0294975 000
via the NCTC Website – Paypal
Ashburton New Life Church – Children’s
Church – Generation Changes, raise money for NCTC Primary School.
The children of Ashburton New Life Church – Children’s Church – Generation Changes , in the south island of New Zealand, have been raise money, each week for the NCTC Primary School.
With this money NCTC Primary School has been able to purchase much needed equipment, such a sealing fans, gardening equipment and sporting equipment.
Today, Aminiasi has a new uniform. He only had one, before and had to wash it out each night, until Generation Changes gave him a uniform.
What an amazing thing for children in New Zealand to be able to help children in Fiji.
Salote Ralulu visits NCTC after 16 years
It was wonderful to have Lote (Salote) visit NCTC after 16 years. It wonderful to hear of her attechievements in her education. Lote left NCTC to become a early learning teacher. After she graduated from Early Learning, she then went on to become a primary school teacher, then onto to become a secondary school teacher. NCTC is very proud of all Lote has attechieved in her life.
and learn more about what we’ve accomplished together and where we’re heading.