Suango Mele Primary School suffered severe damage from Cyclone PAM. SHaRM members joined forces with Cyrille Mainguy, Engineer and Isabelle Henon (Ratua Foundation) to complete further works on the school.
Building 2 comprised of four classrooms which had completely lost their roof and all interiors and school equipment damaged or destroyed. With the assistance of four New Zealanders from Hastings, the Kiwis reroofed this block within three days. The combined group then went on to paint, replaster, install new loovre windows .Once the container from New Zealand had arrived, SHaRM was able to provide new desks, chairs and teachers equipment to enable classes to resume and the pikinini were able to vacate their tents which had been classrooms since March 13 2015.
Building 3 was a single classroom which although it had been repaired following PAM the reroofing was temporary and full strengthening was undertaken by the group and with the assistance of Volunteer Vanuatu and helpers from around the globe. Again the refurbishing was completed with new desks and chairs from the North Otago container of school equipment.