National University of Vanuatu contributes to Tongan community’s relief efforts

The National University of Vanuatu (NUV) presented a donation of 100,000VT to the Vanuatu-based Tongan community’s relief drive for Tongans affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.

The Vice Chancellor and President of NUV, Jean-Pierre Nirua, said, “The National University of Vanuatu joins the solidarity efforts led by the Vanuatu-based Tongan community and local authorities in support of the relief and recovery actions towards the people of the Kingdom of Tonga.”

Nirua said, “In these difficult times, we remember the contributions of Tongans in the good teaching and training of Vanuatu citizens and students by the Tongan academic and technical communities, whose families are also affected. As we embrace the good values of resilience and solidarity, we must support each other in the Pacific”.

The donation will go to people Tonga who are affected by the disaster.

The representative of the Tongan community in Port Vila, Linda Kalpoi, expressed gratitude to the National University of Vanuatu.

She said, “The Tongan community in Port Vila is very touched by the donation and the generosity of the National University of Vanuatu. It is beautiful! Monetary donations offer the most flexible way of providing support to our community back home.”

The Government of Tonga and humanitarian partners report the disaster affected 84% of the population directly and 85% of agricultural households.

Photo supplied Caption: Vice Chancellor and President of the National University of Vanuatu, Jean-Pierre Nirua (centre) hands over the donation to Tonga-Vanuatu secretary Linda Kalpoi.


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