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Port Vila, Vanuatu Club

Thank you very much Matson Foundation

Posted on Jun 9, 2014 in News

Thank you very much Matson Foundation

Kiwanis of Port Vil would like to say Thank you to the Matson Foundation and Matson South Pacific Ltd for generously shipping containers of school equipment from our parter Kiwanis clubs in New...

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Another successful Golf Day

Posted on May 2, 2014 in News, Past Events

Another successful Golf Day

The sun came out for the 2014 Kiwanis golf day, despite the torrential rain the day before, and a fun day was had by all. There were 35 teams ie, 105 players and below are the results. Kiwani’s Ambrose Charity Golf Day – 1 May 2014 Prize Winner Sponsor Prize Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 6) Regina Cottam Pacific Private Bank VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 8) Chris George VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 12) Chris George Law Partners VT 2,500 cash Bonus – Nearest to the Pin (hole 17) Sam Mansale VT 2,500 cash Reward – Longest drive – MEN Terry Mansale Bred 1 bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Longest drive – WOMEN Connie Matuatu 1 bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Shortest drive – MEN Adrian Davies Vila Distribution 1 demi bottle of Moet Champagne Reward – Shortest drive – WOMEN Lynn Clement and Mehiti 1 demi bottle of Moet Champagne Team Work on the Day / Winners (Lowest score) Vila Roar (D Conwell, E Alick and R Mansale) ANZ 3 x Gift baskets of goodies Encouragement / Last  Team (Highest score) French Fries (C Frocrain, V Lebeau and L Devillers) TVL 3 x Gift bags of goodies Best Dressed Mamma’s Market (J Tonner, A Tonner and Florian and caddy) Westpac 3 x Gift bags of goodies Next Best Dressed Cut n Snips (B Smith, G Pietzsch and Connie) Vila Distribution & Nambawan Café 3 x demi Moet Chandon + pizza vouchers Next Best Dressed Flog Construction (I Campbell, W Campbell and Somme) Nambawan Beer 3 x 6 bottles of beers + t-shirts Next Best Dressed Wrinkly Darts (D Hipkiss, J Hipkiss and Adrian) Nambawan Beer 3 x 6 bottles of beers + caps     Next Best Dressed Wilco 1 (M Malapa, Nupi & Thomas) QBE & Nambawan Café 3 x gifts and pizza vouchers Individual Best Dressed / Worker of the day P de Montgolfier Paris Beauté Gift pack of goodies Random Draw team Prize NBV (A Cottam, R Cottam and B Hughes) ANZ & the Grand 3 x umbrelllas and polos Random Draw team Prize Sockit To Me (J Naupa, H Nambanga & Chris) Law Partners 3 x set of mugs + game Random Draw team Prize Beach Bar (T Fine, S Middleman and Jack) AJC 3 x set of mugs + game Random Draw team Prize Pango Plonkers (P Inash, M...

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A Kind Gesture to Help the Victims of the Tragedy at Alpalack Village

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in News, Projects

A Kind Gesture to Help the Victims of the Tragedy at Alpalack Village

 On Thursday, 17 April 2014, the KIWANIS Club donated basic house items worth of 100,000 VT to Mr. Donald Sanhabath representing the victims of the tragedy which happens on 28 January 2014 at Malua Bay side River and Alpalack Village, North West part of Malekula where a total of about 46 houses being razed down to ground. The incident resulted in about 104 people being displaced out in the deep forest and living in terrible weather conditions without proper shelter, bedding, clothes and kitchen utensils.  The donation was aid in kind from the KIWANIS Club to assist the victims with basic necessities needed to start rehabilitate.  The donation was formally handed over by Mr. Mark Stafford, president of the KIWANIS Club to Mr. Donald Sanhabath, representative of the victims. The donation includes 20 Bag cement, mattresses, blankets, saucepans and kitchen utensils; plate, cups, spoon, fork and knifes. The handover ceremony was also witnessed by members of the villages and the KIWANIS Club members.  In his statement, Mr. Mark Stafford underlined that KIWANIS Club has been long doing charity work in Vanuatu; funding projects, make donations and organise social events. The donation of these items is only one example of the continued charity work the Club is undertaking in Vanuatu.  On behalf of the victims, Mr. Donald Sanhabath expressed his sincere gratitude to the Club for the generous donation made.  The victims are in grave need for such donation to help in the process of recuperation.  Mr. Donald further stressed that, it is indeed another milestone in the achievement of the area to receive assistance from a charitable organization.  The villagers will always have fond memories for the Club for being very helpful to them in a time where assistance is much...

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Our past and current projects

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Past Projects, Projects

Kiwanis Projects in Vanuatu In almost 40 years in Vanuatu the Kiwanis Club of Port Vila has made contributions to an enormous array of community projects.  In recent times these have included:- Re-roofing schools in rural areas Relocation and construction of Mamas Markets on Port Vila Seafront Providing practical sanitation facilities at various schools Distributing over 35 shipping container loads of school equipment to over 100 schools from Aneityum to Torba and most islands in between, provided with the generous support of the Kiwanis Club of New Zealand.  These include:- – School books – Library books – Desks and chairs – Filing Cabinets – Folios, pencils, and paper – Sports Equipment – Roofing iron – Second hand clothing – School uniforms Assisting with the provision of a prosthetic limb Medical and practical support for patients requiring overseas treatment The Duck Race – Womens Cancer project Re-cycling projects Initiated “Clean up Vanuatu” activities in conjunction with Sir Ian Kiernan’s “Clean Up the World” campaign Assisted community groups with construction of catchments and installation of water tanks. Support for Vanuatu Cricket development programs Distribution of soccer-; basket-; volley-; and, net-balls to many youth and community groups Assisted community groups in construction of community halls and meeting places Provided assistance to Vanuatu Red Cross with goods to include in their disaster kits. Provided the Port Vila Hospital Childrens’ Ward with:- – Warm clothing to help patients and families that have to travel overseas for treatment – Reading books and videos – TV and video set – Furnishings – Toys Support for Vanuatu Womens’ Beach Volley Ball Team Port Vila Waterfront Beautification Program. Assisted Red Cross; Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Vanuatu Supplied uniforms to Vanuatu Mobile Force Band Construction of footbridge for Kindergarten children access to their school Establishment of a High Dependency Room in Childrens’ Ward at Port Vila hospital Some of the schools that we have directly assisted in the past 5 years include: Port Elizabeth – Ambrym Malo PS Central School – Vila Vila East PS Latap Primary S-W Tanna Kwataparen Junior Secondary S-W Tanna Napangasale Junior Secondary – Tongoa Seaside School – Vila Tassiriki School – Moso Maskelynes and South Malekula Schools Megamony and surrounding Schools – North Ambrym Mele Village School Mele Village Kindy Peter Pan – Vila Vila North PS Malapoa College Matevulu College – Santo Onta PS – West Gaua Dorig PS – South Gaua...

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Thank you from Pentecost Schools

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in News, Testimonials

Thank you from Pentecost Schools

We have just received this correspondence from Schools in Pentecost. These schools received furniture and books donated by Kiwanis clubs in New Zealand. Every year Kiwanis in Port Vila is sent containers of school equipment by Kiwanis clubs in New Zealand. once we receive it in Port Vila we then take over the distribution to needy schools all over the country, often in remote...

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Assistance for Mangililu Women’s Market

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in News, Projects

Assistance for Mangililu Women’s Market

Kiwanis Club of Port Vila has pledged 100,000vt towards this project to assist the women at Mangililu. We are very pleased that the funds have been raised to enable the project of the new market at the Mangililu turnoff to be constructed. Here is the report from Jeff Byrne from the Westpac: The Women of Mangaliliu Appeal was officially opened early on Saturday morning, the 8th of March….International Women’s Day. The “wheel barrow” walk would symbolise the struggle of the women of a village who suffer daily as they push wheel barrows long distances to take their produce to market. It would also honour the two women who were severely injured in a traffic accident whilst working at that market in 2013. Despite heavy rain at sunrise more than 150 men, women and children of all ages turned up for the start of the walk, including 30 members of the Westpac Vanuatu team. We were fortunate to have both the Chief of Mangaliliu Village and the Prime Minister of Vanuatu present to provide their blessing. The Prime Minister, proudly sporting the Westpac brand, confirmed in his address the importance of gender equality in all aspects of Vanuatu life, offering a generous donation to the cause. Prior to the commencement of the walk, the wheel barrow needed to be filled with fresh fruit and vegetables from the Vila Central Market. I walked no further than the first of scores of display benches before women from every corner of the market came forward to place donations in the wheel barrow….and of course the fresh produce….and lots of it. Coconuts, avocados, bananas, bush cabbage and pawpaws larger than footballs. The first tears were shed as it became clear that this was important not just to the Women of Mangaliliu but to all women in Vanuatu who derive their livelihood from the markets. I pushed the heavy load out onto the main road to join the walkers, the PM, the Chief and the Vanuatu military band who for the first two kilometres lead our group through the centre of town, their music drawing attention to the sea of people and “International Women’s Day…Inspiring Change” banners. The generosity of the ni-Vanuatu people was overwhelming as we walked through the first 10 kilometres of town. Buses would slow to a walking pace and coins would come flying from the windows towards the wheel barrow.  Children...

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