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Road No Good Blue Wolf Review!


Print Posted in: BIOGRAPHIESNON FICTION Road No Good REVIEW BY JANET MAWDESLEY APRIL 30, 2017, 9:00 AM ‘Fix-em- up one bugger-up-world’ or to translate ‘Fixing a broken world’, kind of says it all, or so Bridget Isichei discovered once she finally faced the reality, that this place, this island in the group known as Vanuatu, was to be her home…

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Road No Good Reviewed in Bendigo Weekly


Rosalea Ryan | Bendigo Weekly | 13-Apr-2017 « Road No Good Bridget Isichei Finch, $29.99 » When a well-travelled, energetic young middle-class New Zealander arrives in Luganville, Vanuatu, she sees immediately that it’s more than merely her street – the literally named Road No Good – that’s in need of improvement. Deployed to the country’s second-biggest population centre to help…

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A map of Luganville.


It has been almost ten years since I moved my life to Espirtu Santo, a remote island in the northern provinces of Vanuatu. I had taken up a volunteer assignment with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) New Zealand’s government volunteer agency to help develop the very poor, under resourced preschools. I had little idea of what to expect, but found myself…

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Create Confident Learners with Free Sustainable Materials: Make Shell Puzzles


Puzzles are amazing learning tools and can be made out of just about anything! Doing a puzzle not only supports brain development, and builds thinking and problem solving skills but it also develops spatial awareness, resilience, persistence and visual discrimination. Puzzles of varying complexity can be made from cardboard and markers. You can also use found items like sticks, leaves,…

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The tribe who believes Prince Philip is God


On Tanna island, a remote island of Vanuatu, live the Yaohnanen tribe. Like many peoples of the world, the tribe await the return of their one true God. The only difference with the Yaohnanen tribe, is, that their one true God is… well, Prince Philip. Legend in the tribe told that the son of a volcano spirit moved far away…

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Sustainable learning Vanuatu Style: Support children to develop a sense of identity through Play!


Help Children Develop Their Sense of Identity: Small World Play Small world play supports children to develop a sense of identity, promotes imagination and language skills and can be created out of just about anything. Children naturally create small worlds with found items like sticks, stones and shells. Making your family or community out of cardboard gives children an opportunity…

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