On the wings of butterflies

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Book project request from Michele Darmanin
PROJECT: Donate A Book to the Viwa Island District School, Fiji
I would like to ask for your support with our project in helping the school children located on Viwa Island, Fiji.
“Learned through Google that Fiji has the monarch butterfly in residence. Naturally I sent my book, My Name is Butterfly, to Michele. It is about the life cycle of the butterfly. Story is about a girl in her garden who discovers a monarch caterpillar.  Author,” Mary Ellen Ryall.
This tiny island community is approximately 48 nautical miles northwest of Denarau, it is the most western island located at the bottom of the Yasawa Group.

To travel to Viwa Island it takes two boat trips and 3.5 hours to arrive on their tiny remote island.

Viwa Island has two small village communities and their children attend their island schools.

The main school educates approximately 66 children from Kindergarten through to Year 6, on the other side of the island they have a tiny school with 6 kindergarten children only.

This small island school provides their children with the opportunity to obtain an education whilst living on their isolated island home.

I believe it is absolutely essential for the Viwa Island children to have access to quality books so they might improve their english, reading and writing skills so in turn will ultimately assist them in gaining access to higher education or employment opportunities once they finish their schooling on the island.

By way of background this project began with a small idea wanting to help the school children of Viwa Island to receive quality books they cant afford to buy themselves.

I am not involved with any charity or connected to any organisations.

The plain simple truth is I am wife, a mother of two grown up children and currently unemployed.

My husband and I visited Viwa Island for the time in November last year.

When we returned home to Sydney we decided to organise two boxes of books to be sent to the school before Christmas.

We received positive feedback from the teachers and students, they were absolutely delighted to receive a 130 second hand reading books to add to their tiny library.

We would greatly appreciate your support and participation with this project in making a difference for the school children of Viwa Island.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I thank you in advance for considering my request and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Mrs Michele Darmanin
Mobile: 0405 326 080
Email: heart2heartsydney@yahoo.com.au
LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/michele-darmanin/49/594/583