|Cheryle unpacking 1600 tooth brushes |
|The first of 1600 dental hygiene kits|
Last Friday we gathered the last of our supplies and Saturday morning the members came and helped assemble the kits. We wrote an article about the project for the paper and delivered it Monday, This is the article ran Tuesday in the Solomon Star, the same day we actually took the kits to the school children.
Newspaper article printed in Solomon Star 15 November 2011
LOCAL CHURCH MEMBERS ASSEMBLE HUMANITARIAN KITS
1,500 children from three local primary schools will be taught dental hygiene and provided with a kit containing a tooth brush, tooth paste and a cup today by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Members of the Church in Honiara put on their helping hands vests and assembled the kits Saturday morning.
This humanitarian project is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Fund. For many years the Church has been actively involved in humanitarian relief and development activities throughout the world. These include emergency relief assistance in times of disaster and humanitarian programs that strengthen the self-reliance of individuals, families, and communities.
All humanitarian projects are funded by donations from Church members and others. One-hundred percent of these donations go directly to help the poor and needy.
Tuesday morning we were up bright and early and at Lungga Primary School ready to go before the bell rang.
|Dr. Ellison Vane, Edward Katovai, Elder Mitchell, and Pres. Misitana at Lungga School|
|Children at Lungga School listening intently to Edward Katovai teach them dental hygiene|
|Excited girls with their dental kits|
|Excited young men at Lungga School with their brushes and paste|
|Edward giving instruction at Green Valley School|
|Excited Green Valley students under the school with their dental hygiene kits|
On to White River to a little more primitive setting. This assembly hall is called a leaf house and is quite common here on the Island.
|Head Master giving instructions at White River Primary School|
|Children at White River School excited to get their brushes and paste|
|Sarah Taikanoa with White River Headmaster and teachers|
|President Misitana thanking members for their help with the project after we were done|
|Members and missionaries who helped with the Humanitarian Project|