St Catherine's was again able to fund the shipment of a container-load of our used classroom desks and chairs, library books, computers, old uniform stock and other classroom resources to assist a primary school in Tonga, early this year.
GPS Longolongo is a government primary school on an island in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. It caters for 410 girls and boys in Kindergarten to Year 6 and now every student in the school has a desk and a chair. The Principal, Mrs Pomana Hui, said that absenteeism has dropped by about 30% since our first shipment arrived in mid 2015.
The School has identified this project as an opportunity to further our philanthropic work.
Mrs Amelia SchedlichDirector of Administration Services
Photos by: Classroom and chairs : Jimmy HemaGroup photos : Soni Funaki and 'Ieni Motuliki
An Anglican day and boarding school
for girls, Kindergarten to Year 12. Founded in 1856.
26 Albion Street Waverley
NSW 2024 Australia
Telephone +61 2 8305 6200