Vanuatu raises nearly one million vatu for Aore Adventist Academy

Aore Alumni singing "Aore My Home" on stage. (Credit: Jean Pierre Niptik)

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Session delegates, Aore alumni, church and community members raised Vt906,500 to help rebuild Aore Adventist Academy during a fundraising concert at the conclusion of Vanuatu Mission’s 24th Quinquennial Session, held at the Epauto Function Centre (Port Vila) on January 24.

An alumni who attended the school in the 1950s. (Credit: Jean Pierre Niptik)

Viewers tuned in from across the Pacific to watch the event, which was livestreamed to Facebook, with many watching from Solomon Islands and Fulton University College, Fiji.

The four-hour program featured musical items, interspersed with stories told by Aore alumni from different generations and reflections on the history and development of the school. A number of individuals who attended the school in the 1950s shared their stories on stage.

A favourite song performed was “Aore My Home”, sung by a choir of alumni.

Aore needs Vt10 million (around $A120,000) to bring students back on campus by June 2021, after all seven staff houses and many of its facilities were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Harold in April last year. Although rebuilding has already commenced, more funds are needed to continue the work.

If you would like to support rebulding Aore, please visit the Vanuatu Mission Facebook page for bank details.

A past student sharing his experience at Aore. (Credit: Jean Pierre Niptik)
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