The 2018 AMS Christmas Appeal will this year feature 4 projects from the Pacific Island region. Please join with us to support these projects.
St Louis High School is located on the small island of Tarawa in Kiribati. Just under half of Kiribati’s population (approximately 40,000 people) live on Tarawa, placing significant pressure on the environment and its limited resource base. This region experiences a high level of poverty and vulnerability and is under threat from rising sea levels. Kiribati’s population is also growing quickly and is expected to double by 2025 with half the population under the age of 21.
St Louis High School was established by the Marist Brothers in 1984. With aging infrastructure, environmental pressures and a growing cohort, St Louis High School requires upgrades particularly to its unhygienic bathrooms. The current toilet block is dilapidated, with toilets that barely flush and no doors on the cubicles.
The new amenities block will directly benefit 365 students between the ages of 12 to 14. There will be two separate toilet blocks, one for boys and the other for girls. This project will help provide the school and students with a high standard of hygiene.