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Vureas College library given face lift
 
MELANESIAN MESSENGER 080618-1
June 18, 2008

[Melanesian Messenger - Melanesia] 
One of the Church of Melanesia pioneer educational institutions in the Republic of Vanuatu; St Patrick Vureas College will now able to provide conducive and better learning environment for its staff and students following the refurbishment and opening of its new look library in May 2008.

College Principal Mr. Clemson Salai said the library project is one of the priorities of the schools implemented last year.

He said a library is seen as a store house of knowledge therefore making it conducive for learning is an important consideration taken by the school to ensure that it provides this.

Under the Library project the entire building was being revamped with new roofing irons, floor tiles, book shelves, ceiling fans and office furniture.

Two new computers for internet, a huge fast-run photocopier and other office equipment were also part of the new project.

Principal Salai said the school is very thankful to the New Zealand government who offered help to the school with 600,000vatu (NZ$6,000).

Work on the library was carried out by staff and student volunteers of the College when they are not engaged in class work.

Students from an Anglican own and run Rural Training Centre; Torgil also helped in the project by constructing the library shelves.

Mr. Salai said there are other projects the College is looking at to implement in the near future and one of them is the chapel.

Vureas College currently enrolls 347 students from year 8 to 13 with single, double and triple strands.

The college is situated on east Ambae, once headquarters of the Melanesian Mission in Vanuatu.