The Australia-Pacific Technical College’s (APTC) alumni in Vanuatu have been assisting people with disabilities in Erakor village, Port Vila.
The alumni members have been raising funds by organising activities through the APTC Alumni Vanuatu Chapter. So far, around 100,000 VT (vatu) has been raised through the Chapter’s first “wheelbarrow push” initiative in April.
More than 30 alumni participated in the clean-up of the Le Lagon area. During the clean-up, people were requested to place their donations in a wheelbarrow which was pushed all the way to Chantilly’s on the Bay which is located in Port Vila.
The funds were used to buy basic supplies that were distributed to people with disabilities and their families in Erakor village.
APTC Alumni Vanuatu Chapter Chair, Ms Annie Berry said, “The wheelbarrow push initiative was an innovative way for the alumni to contribute towards their local community, and have fun together”.
She also thanked APTC, the Port Vila municipality who provided the alumni with gloves and garbage bags, and organisations such as Vanuatu Water, Airports Vanuatu Limited and Vanuatu Mobile Force, for actively lending their support and contributing towards the activity.
Similar activities are being planned by the Vanuatu Chapter for the future.