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Around Efate by mountain bike to help very soon!

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Around Efate by mountain bike to help very soon!

Hi,

Our names are Alex & James - 2 students at the University of Technology, Sydney.

We will be lending in Vila on November, 20. After a 3 days scuba diving course, we will mountain bike over 3-4 days around Efate Island.

Our main objective is to bring school supplies to as many schools in need as we can. We will bring pencils, papers, chalk etc.

Please get back to this message if you know about the location of schools in need even I believe all need!

Thank you.

Alex & James

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1. Re: Around Efate by mountain bike to help very soon!

Alex and James

I am sure whatever schools you go to it will be most appreciated and they would be in need

good luck

Tony

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2. Re: Around Efate by mountain bike to help very soon!

Hi Alex & James,

You will pass many villages on your way around the island. When you approach a village, ask permission to come in and say why you've come. You'll be directed to the Chief, Pastor or Teacher who can help you with the distribution of your gifts.

If you just go into the markets and ask the ladies at the counters in the Mama's markets, they are quite likely to give you good advice. These women come in from villages all over Efate. Plus you know they speak enough English to understand you. You'll probably find they make a time and place to meet you.

A lot of them go to church on either Saturday or Sunday. They could meet you after church and take you to their village with your gifts. One meeting will likely lead to many.

Another thought. Go to the Post Office and get the most current phone numbers from the directory. Schools are listed such as the local Freshwata school, the International school, Central Preschool (where we take our stuff) and so forth.

Hope this helps,

Jen

Hope this helps,

Jen

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3. Re: Around Efate by mountain bike to help very soon!

PS - Check out this thread for more information.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294144-i4912-k229…

I shall also bump it up for others to find as well.

Jen

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