01 Apr 2015

Support the Cyclone Pam appeal to help rebuild schools of Vanuatu

Cyclone damage

Cyclone Pam tore through the small archipelago of Vanuatu on March 13th, leaving behind catastrophic damage to infrastructure and wiping away small villages and schools.

The British Friends of Vanuatu (BFoV), set up in 1986 to bridge the gap between the United Kingdom and the newly independent Republic of Vanuatu, has launched an appeal for funds to help rebuild schools on the islands following the devastation.

Funds raised through the appeal will be used solely for supporting the education sector in Vanuatu. As a result, funds will be distributed where there is a need for support in rebuilding schools across the islands, replacing educational materials and books, and ensuring children are able to get back to school.

Every penny will support Vanuatu’s schools

The charity’s main objective is to relieve poverty and advance education in Vanuatu by funding education initiatives.

Since every penny is needed to help rebuild schools, the charity is very clear on why it chose MyDonate. Gordon Dickinson, chairman of the BFoV, explains: “We chose MyDonate for three reasons. One was the reliance we could place on its integrity and transparency by virtue of being run by BT. Second was that we can use this service without charge. We are grateful for that, because we really are a tiny charity in terms of assets, and every penny helps. The third reason was the automatic collection of Gift Aid, saving a good deal of time for us.”

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Find out more about how the BFoV is helping the islands of Vanuatu

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