Last February 20th, Cyclone Winston barreled into Natovi severely damaging the 155-year old structures of St. Vincent College. The extent of damage done by this category-five cyclone has continued to limit the ability for staff to provide classes and meet the daily needs of the 450 children attending the school. 

Despite the challenges this devastating storm rendered, the teachers and students of the school are continuing to teach and learn as best they can. Over the past year, classes have even been held in rooms with no walls or wherever there is a patch of grass. The students of St. Vincent College come from poverty-stricken areas of Fiji, with many being turned away from other schools because of their family’s inability to pay for their schooling and boarding fees. 

The Marist Solidarity and Father Joe Foundation continues to appeal for donations to help in the repair of the school structures. Saint Vincent College was established by the Marist Fathers and Sisters and is administered by the diocese along with Father Joe Tuimavule as priest and counsellor. 

Please donate now to help the Saint Vincent College community rebuild their school and enable the students to continue their education and daily lives in a safe environment. 

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