Waterproof village halls

Volunteers and villagers work on the Savudrodro village hall during the past few weeks. Picture: KATIE EDWARDS

VILLAGERS of Naidi and Savudrodro outside Savusavu Town will have new village halls soon.

The halls are being built by volunteers from the CAUKIN Studio in the United Kingdom and the Naqaqa Giving Foundation who are finishing off construction works.

The foundation’s executive officer, Max Cross, said the halls were built to architectural standards to withstand adverse weather in Fiji.

Mr Cross said the halls would be an added blessing for the villagers as it would also become their evacuation centres during natural disasters.

He said the volunteers from the CAUKIN Studio, an architectural group based in the UK, had spent two months in the two villages to help build the halls.

“Apart from constructing the halls, volunteers had the chance to experience first-hand life in an iTaukei village which is something that they will take back with them wherever they come from after the completion of the projects.

“The Naidi Village hall is funded by the CAUKIN Studio, Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH) and Naqaqa Giving Foundation, while the Savudrodro structure is funded by the Jasmin Fund.”

Mr Cross lauded the support from the Jasmin Fund and the FHH, adding that more good could be achieved in this world if people learned to work together for a common good.

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