17 Sep 2007

Volunteers from Auckland to bring computers to school in Apia

11:21 am on 17 September 2007

A primary school in Apia is set to benefit from volunteer work by a group of Auckland students.

Six students, who are part of a group called CREW, or Community Relief Through Engineering Work, will spend three weeks in Apia in December.

The group plans to repair water tanks and set up computers at St Joseph's school in Apia, carry out repairs in a hospital, and design and construct a small commercial boat landing.

A teacher at St Josephs, Sister Anna Pham, says the children urgently need the equipment.

"Our water tank is very rusty. So we have no water stored for the children. So we are waiting for some people who can give us some help. We have four computers, but three are broken. We are trying to get some help to to give the kids a chance to learn the basic computer typing."