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Samoa Group Hard At Work

The 15 residents of Warrane College currently volunteering in Samoa are certainly using their holiday time well.

The group left Sydney on November 19 and have hardly had time to make make contact since then.

College Dean Arthur Escamilla said they had been leaving their accommodation at 7.30am and returning at 7.45pm.

“There has been very little time to unwind but we do take a longer break at midday to avoid some of the heat” he said.

The group are working on two major projects. The first involves the repair and painting of the roof of the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in Apia, which is timely given the upcoming rain and cyclone season. The second involves setting up computer laboratories in two schools and improving the computer literacy of the teachers and students. For this purpose 40 computers were donated to the project including 25 by the University of New South Wales.

“The boys are working hard under extreme climactic conditions” said project foreman and second year computer engineering student Matthew Saxby.

The College Master, Professor Tony Shannon, is also taking part in the project.

The residents are working to a tight schedule and are due back on December 13.