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Students going back home to help

By DAWN GIBSON
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

SOLOMON Island students studying in Fiji remain in a state of shock and dismay following last week's flooding that destroyed large portions of Honiara and burst numerous river banks in Guadalcanal.

USP Solomon Islands Students Association president Roylex Sitana told this newspaper yesterday the association was gathering students whose close family members were believed to have been badly affected by the floods and sending them back home to help their families.

Mr Sitana said while they had not received any applications from students yet, he estimated that a few of the 932 students studying at the University of the South Pacific would request to go home to tend to their families.

"At the moment, most of them are in shock still from all the incidents which have happened recently and everyone is praying as well," he said.

"We're trying to get all the students together under the students association and we're trying to call on any student whose close family members are victims of the flooding to come and let us know so that we can take down their names and they're going to be returned home.

"We don't have any names yet, but along the way there will be some so then the High Commission will arrange a flight and send them back home."

The association, together with the Solomon Islands High Commission, plan to host a tribute service this Sunday in remembrance of those affected by the flooding in Honiara and the Guadalcanal.





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