It was considered a mission accomplished recently when a new ‘Wash-Bay’ was officially handed over to King George Sixth (KG VI) School by former scholars’ class of 85-89 as their gift to their former school.
Dubbed as ‘WASHBAY 85’ both the Chairman of the class of 85-89 John Adifaka Jnr and current school Principal Dr Lionel Kakai described it as a historical event for the school.
Guest of honour and former KG VI class of 85-89 teacher Donald Malasa said he was very proud of their achievements.
“It is also pleasing to note that the class still remain as a group after 32 years and still maintain their interest in their former school,” he said in his official speech.
He said that the idea of giving back to the school was discussed and agreed on Sunday 31st May 2020.
The former students then discussed their intention with the school principal and the wash bay for students was proposed as a project in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former students managed to raise a total of $130,588.00 and this enabled work on the project to begin in late January 2021 starting with the architectural drawing and awarding of the building contract.
Mr. Malasa calls on the current students and staff of KGVI to take a good care of this facility so it can be used by future students.
The WASHBAY 85 was installed with a double solar hot water system and was described as one of the first in any secondary school in Solomon Islands by Zeke the Architecture of the project.
It also has eight double switch taps for hot and cold water plus a water pump to drive all 8 taps.
KGVI’s school principal and his head boy thanked the class of 85-89 for the gift and promised to take care of the new facility now and in years to come.
Source. Solomon Star newspaper.
An appreciative initiative and a welcome facility for KGVI.