Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A superyacht charter guest loved his experience chartering Masteka2 in Fiji so much that he spoke with the yacht’s Captain and asked how he could “give back” and help some of the lovely people he had met during his voyage amongst these tropical islands.

Masteka2 Yacht Captain Donates Laptops To Children In Fiji

(Photo: Ocean Alliance)

Captain Matt Stafford suggests that he talks to the elders of Soso village in the Yasawa Islands, one of the most adversely affected village of Cyclone Winston, to see what the money would best be spent on.

The laptops for the Soso Village School would be a much-needed gift enabling the children to learn skills. The charter guest agreed and Captain Stafford bought laptops and arranged a visit to the school to hand over the gift.

The Soso Village School organised a reception for Captain Stafford. The teachers explained that it was important to show the children how special such a donation was - that it had come from a private individual and not a government organisation.

The School Principle and the village ‘Turaga Ni Koro’ or ‘Head Man’ officially accepted the donation. During his speech, the headmaster quoted John Deway “If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.” He made the point that these computers will help develop the kids into today’s world – something that the islands lack.

The village is still being rebuilt and therefore the presentation of the laptops was held in a tent that is being used as the temporary pre-school.

Masteka2 is available for charter through their central agent Ocean Alliance.