Upcoming Buildaid Missions Team Trips 2018
Team trip to 9th April to 20th April Olal, North Ambrym (Vanuatu - installing ceiling and painting school building)
Team trip 21st April - 5th May 2018 (Vanuatu - Ekonak Primary School East Efate - refurbiishment of school classroom)
Team trip to Cairns, North Queensland mid year (Dates to be confirmed) (Fitting out of church building in Aboriginal Mission)
Team trip to the Banks area Vanuatu (Dates to be confirmed) (Rebuilding of house for Missionary family)
Trip Update - Feb - August 2017
North Ambrym working at the Richards' home, then moving back to Olal and Megamone schools to continue working on repairs and school buildings.
We will be back on North Ambrym in November to resume work after a short break at home in Australia.
Vanuatu Cyclone Relief Update
After a short break back in Australia – work has begun again in Vanuatu. Building and repairing of schools in the area of north Ambrym will be BuildAid’s focus for the next three months. Continuation of the construction of the new school at Megamone and reroofing of the school at Olal will be amongst the first priorities. Thanks to those who have generously donated to our Cyclone Relief appeal. There is still time to contribute financially (go to our Support page) or still opportunity to join us (go to our Volunteer page). Also check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BuildAidMissions and #buildaid #buildaidmissions on Instagram for regular updates and photos!
16th April 2015 - Work has commenced on clearing and rebuilding of school sites in North Ambrym. Torrential rain yesterday caused landslides and flash flooding but work is continuing on.
18 March 2015 - News article mentioning BuildAid: Vanuatu disaster: the island hit by an earthquake, a volcano then cyclone Pam (The Guardian)
18 March 2015 - brief update from Ian who made it all the way past Willet to Megamone last night after dark. A lot of devastation there - those of you who have been on our work trips there will know the area. The existing school is completely demolished except for our sleeping quarters. Most of the homes - teachers included are flattened, trees down everywhere. BUT NO MAJOR INJURIES AND NO LOSS OF LIFE. He is now making his way back on foot back to Ranvetlam! He will check more carefully as he goes back. Taking some folk with him back to Ranon etc. principal Willie and Anna and family coming with him. Can't send any pictures because no mobile or Internet cover. Will continue to update as he can. Continue to pray for these remote communities. Their gardens (food supplies) have for the most part been ruined. They have some water. If can help financially please do.
17th March 2015 - Ian arrived in Port Vila safely. He is now booked on a small charter plane to Ambrym at 6.00 am this morning. He will take some food supplies with him but is not sure how he will get to Ranvetlam or Megamone as yet! It's a very long walk! Please be patient as getting info is hard and once he is out of the capital the only contact will be via satellite phone. He only has a little bit of battery left and there is limited power. Keep praying for him and those he's gone to check on.