A PLAYGROUND by the sea was a pleasant surprise for Alotau children as they walked home from school last week.
Town mayor Gita Elliot said the donation from Alotau’s sister city of Noosa in Queensland, Australia, was a positive step toward the development of their children, who received the gift with much excitement.
“In terms of equity and development, I am happy that this gift is going towards our children and will make a big difference as they can meet, play and interact,” he said.
Mr Elliot thanked the people of Noosa and Milne Bay Chamber of Commerce president Jeffrey Abel and vice-president Tess Silcok for installing the equipment and their continued assistance.
Mr Abel said the container full of gifts from Noosa that included 60 desks, 60 chairs and school books and items would be given to children from Sirisiri and Koeabule Primary School.
Noosa also provided two wheelchairs to be donated to an elderly woman in Kiriwina and to a child with disability at Koeabule.
Meanwhile, Noosa mayor Bob Abott has been confirmed as a guest to Alotau’s Canoe and Kundu Festival to be held from Nov 6-8.