A vocational centre for school dropouts housing more than 20 boys in Ba is seeking help from construction experts to assist them in the rebuilding of their damaged home.
Veilomani Boys Home and Vocational College principal Reverend Saruwesh Kumar Singh said the roof at the home where the young boys slept had been ripped open by Tropical Cyclone Evan last week.
"Right now the boys are being housed at the vocational centre," said Mr Singh.
"We have been doing our best to repair the roof but it's difficult because we don't have the material and the expertise to do it ourselves." Among the damage left behind by the cyclone, Mr Singh said "electrical wires were damaged, the school's water tank was crushed and without electricity we cannot operate the bore hole pump so the boys are using the Vutuni River to bath".
"All fallen trees and broken branches have been cleared by the home boys themselves. Presently they are occupying the vocational school classroom and we hope that they will move back into their rooms as soon as possible."
He said the rehabilitation of the college was financially crippled and they were hoping that assistance would be provided to help the school.
"We are seeking some help from good Samaritans who provide things like a builder or carpenter who can help us to dismantle the present damaged and old rafters and some people who can help provide some more roofing irons and building timber."
Those who want to help the vocational centre can contact Mr Singh on 9925119.