Siota school kick starts fundraising

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

CENTRAL Province Siota Provincial Secondary School (PSS) students and Staff have arrived in Honiara, kick starting their school rehabilitation fundraising programme this week on Monday.

Two night shows have already taken place at Gilbert Camp and one at Kukum Market Area yesterday during the day being a success so far according to their aim said the school’s Principal.

A walkathon is to take place on Thursday starting from Kukum to Pt Cruz and to be ended at White River around 9am to 1.30pm in the afternoon.

“We thank the Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk for allowing us to carry out our fundraising within HCC’s boundary,” said Siota PSS Principal Fr Patterson Tako, guiding the school students during this school break with Mr David Rubaha who is the Team Leader and one of Form Six (6) Teacher’s of the school.

“There is plan to perform on Thursday at the Solomon Islands Port Authority (SIPA) but we are yet to get confirmation from the Chief Executive.”

It is understood that the school group will be spending one and a half week reaching mid next week in Honiara as more updates will be made known.

“So far the programme carried out is going according to plan as we want more ex-Siota students especially to come out and give their full support to their former school’s strive,” said the School Principal.

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He said for further inquiry to the school’s programme, the school group can be contacted through his mobile phone, (8562711).

Recently during one of their fundraising held at Tulaghi raising more than $14,000, the School Chaplain for Siota, Fr Tony Ubara, explained while waiting for the Education Authority of CIP to help the school’s maintenance and other much needed areas to be addressed, they are fitting in their programme’s ways to address their school situation as soon as possible.

“There is the need to quickly improve classroom buildings, dormitories, Staff houses and other buildings by repainting them and doing small repairements needed to be done to help us be in a conducing learning environment.

“Not only the buildings but focusing on improving other areas as well,” said the School Chaplain.

The fundraising is said to include selling of foods, entertainments and as well as other performances to take place in Parishes that is yet to be confirmed according to Fr Patterson Tako.

Siota PSS Principal speaking to Island Sun yesterday adds in making a strong appeal to the school’s family, to support the school towards driving for its rehabilitation programme.

“We need strong support to further improve our Provincial Premier School which is for our children’s sake,” expressed Fr Tako.

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