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Local company helps Selwyn College
May 19, 2009

[Melanesian Messenger - Melanesia] 
A local company in Honiara DJ Graphics has extended a goodwill gesture to Selwyn College with a presentation of $5,000 cheque this morning.

The money was donated to help the school which suffered extensive damage and huge loss due to heavy flooding that affected the school early this year.

When presenting the cheque, Drake Chow, Managing Director of the Company said they were prompted to help Selwyn College following reports that the school was seriously and badly affected by the disaster. As a result he said the Company had organized a Gospel concert for Church groups in Honiara on April 19 this year towards this cause.

The response was overwhelming which allowed them to raise the money. He hoped the money will help in restoring normalcy to the school.

Principal of Selwyn College Fr. Davidson Nwaeramo on receiving the cheque thanked DJ Graphics for such generosity and support. DJ Graphics has always been of great help to the school in the past and the school he said will continue to cherish the significance of that relationship.

Fr. Nwaeramo said while the school is progressively returning to normalcy they appreciate people who willingly open their hearts to lend such help.

He said the money will be use to purchase gardening tools for farming activities.
Most of the tools have been washed away during the floods leaving the school with only a handful of spades and peaks.

Gardening and farming activities the principal said have been important part of the school life which offered food supplement for about 500 students at the school.

Meanwhile DJ Graphics and the School Principal thanked the Choir and Gospel bands from Churches within Honiara who have given their time and talents to the charitable cause. The groups come from the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, South Seas Evangelical, United Church and the Kingdom Harvest Ministry.