On the night of March 13th 2015, Super Cyclone Pam hit the island nation of Vanuatu. Made up of 100 small islands, Vanuatu is the home of 250,000 people, many of whom live in traditional villages. Imagine being up all night as winds of 250kms pound your house and that of your neighbours. In the morning you go outside to find that somehow your house is still standing but those of your friends and family have literally ‘blown away’. No pots or pans; no knives and forks; no plates or cups. Your local school or kindy is now just a concrete slab without walls, roof, desks, chairs or books. This is what many people in Vanuatu faced in March.
As a result, it is SHaRM’s objective to rebuild schools so that all children can gain access to an education. We are committed to helping this small island nation rebuild after cyclone Pam.