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Work begins to rebuild classrooms at Beulah Adventist College in Tonga

The Adventist College was several damaged by Cyclone Gita in February.

Work begins to rebuild classrooms at Beulah Adventist College in Tonga

[Photo courtesy of Adventist Record]

Three months after Cyclone Gita devastated Tonga, work has begun to rebuild classrooms at Beulah Adventist College.

A team of nine volunteers from the United States arrived on May 12 to conduct the construction work. Beulah alumni from the US have sponsored the team, while Tongan alumni, parents, church members, teachers and students are taking turns to supply meals to the volunteers during their three-week visit.

The construction work has also been boosted by donations from Littleton Adventist Church and their local community in Denver, Colorado, US.

“The volunteers are working very hard, together with the locals and the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) students to speed up the work,” said Felisa Ma’u, head of the English Department at Beulah.

“Beulah College is the first school in Tonga to start rebuilding [after] the damage from Cyclone Gita. Praise the Lord!”

A “mini-opening” of the rebuilt classrooms is being planned for May 29. In the meantime, classes continue to be held in tents.

“The volunteers are working very hard, together with the locals and the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) students to speed up the work,” said Felisa Ma’u, head of the English Department at Beulah.

“Beulah College is the first school in Tonga to start rebuilding [after] the damage from Cyclone Gita. Praise the Lord!”

A “mini-opening” of the rebuilt classrooms is being planned for May 29. In the meantime, classes continue to be held in tents.