Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Furniture for the Cumorah Kindy School in Etas!

     Clyde has been very busy with the Etas school project.  After hunting all over Port Vila, they discovered that there simply is not any school furniture here.  So - Clyde drew up some plans (designs), and they took them to a lumber company.  Oh my!  The cost was completely out of consideration.  The only choice was to build all of the furniture from scratch.  Clyde and Donald Hilliman (from the Cumorah School Committee) went allover town again.  They needed to get cost estimates for the project.  One thing was here and another there.  Last week the building began!

They started with building all of the benches for the classroom. Each bench will hold two pikininis.  Yes, I was very concerned with using the word pikinini when we arrived in Vanuatu.  I was taught that it was a derogatory term as I was growing up.  However, in Vanuatu children are pikininis!!!!!
      Next they built the tables for the students.  Clyde made sure that everything was built with sturdiness and stability.  They really look great!

      They also built easels and the blackboards and four large storage cabinets.  The cabinets will  lock.  They will hold all of the supply bins for the school.  Everything that has been constructed is being delivered to the school- by Clyde and Donald.  Donald is the motivating force that has kept things moving along in the Etas community for this project.

      Next all of the school supplies from many, many stores need to be gathered and delivered.  All of this takes a while with only one pickup truck.

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