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Project Name
MULTIFUNCTIONAL EDUCATIONAL CENTRE
Locality
VILLAGE OF BUOTA, TARAWA ISLAND
Recipients
35 CHILDREN AND 25 WOMEN
Project status
IN PROGRESS
Description


Tarawa is the largest island in the vast Pacific archipelago that forms the Republic of Kiribati.

The country has a big underlying problem: the gradual rise in sea level is taking away land for agriculture, with negative effects on labour and power quality. Only 10% of the population has a regular job, while all the others live by their wits.
Due to global warming, nobody is able to stop the sea from advancing, so the government aims to provide the inhabitants with a placement abroad or in other parts of the country.
Within a few decades it is expected that the archipelago will be totally submerged.

The aim of our project is to improve the living conditions of the Buota community, one of the poorest villages on the island of Tarawa, through targeted initiatives for women and children.

The main activities are:
• Convert a small existing building into a nursery and supply it with educational, cooking, communication and sports equipment;
• Provide two teachers for one year;
• Equip a handicraft workshop for the children’s mothers;
• Carry out seminars on health, hygiene, nutrition, child upbringing and family relationships for the mothers, and educational insights for the children on the same topics;
• Organise vocational training courses for women (handicrafts and sewing).

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Local counterpart
DIOCESE OF TARAWA AND NAURU
Partners
New Zealand Focolare Movement, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Caritas Ambrosiana
Area of intervention
EDUCATION, CRAFTSMANSHIP, PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES
Contributions requests to AMU
€ 20.750,00