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Report from Tanna following Cyclone Pam
30 March, 2015

Tanna is naked. 

An island that was lush and green has been stripped bare as far as the eye can see. The contours of the land are visible as they have never been visible before. The vegetation looks as though it has been through a clean bushfire. The villages are bare. The houses are gone – flattened by cyclone Pam. The people remain. It is with thanks to our Father that we found not one person on the ridge where the school is located was even injured. Unfortunately, two people on a neighbouring ridge were killed and several hurt- one very seriously. All of the brothers and sisters and all of the students are ok.

Once in a lifetime 

The people tell us how they cowered in the buildings from the cyclone. They tell us that they have never been through a cyclone like that one in their lifetimes. They tell how they ran from one building to another as they thought that one might collapse. The walls shook and groaned and one of the buildings kept lifting up and down. It was terrifying for them.

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Update on Damage in Vanuatu from Cyclone Pam
30 March, 2015 Click here to download an update on the Bethezer Cyclone appeal with more information about the effect Cyclone Pam had on the school on Tanna and on our brothers and sisters and friends.  We have attached several photos, taken since Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, which show some of the damage to the... Read more
23 March, 2015
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Kapalpal school enhances educational opportunities for children in Loanialu
30 November, 2014 The early morning mist hasn’t seriously begun to dissipate when the first students begin to appear at the school. For half an hour or so they amble down the ridge where it is broad and the slope gentle. Or if they are coming up from one of the villages down below then they climb the steep, narrow tr... Read more
Annual Report 2013
29 October, 2014  Our Annual Report for 2013 is now available. Please click here to view it.
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You will find the most breathtaking Banyan trees on Tanna. In fact the Island claims to be home to the World's largest Banyan Tree! Mount Yasur is an easily accessible active volcano, and is a major Vanuatu tourist attraction, but has devastating affects on the local areas. On Tanna a bath or shower is called a swim, usually in a spring, with a bucket or under a tap.
Beautiful Tanna 1 Misty Day Dotted around Tanna Island are peoples cows, getting fat ready for market day.
Tree House The Kapalpal School is high on the ridge. Tanna is covered in dense jungle with clearings for the villages and the kids soccer matches.
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