Driving along the pot-holed track as the rain fell and seeing the village huts on the hillside through the mist was the first scene for the Golden Oldies. Tonight we were visiting a squatter village that has built community, knowing that one day they may be forced to leave their land and start again somewhere else.
Walking along the tracks, visiting a church they built with everyone investing $1.50 per week towards the materials to establish their village church, meeting children coming out of their ‘homes’, we finally made it to the meeting house.
The evening then included a traditional kava ceremony, speeches, singing and as always much dancing. We were also able to discuss projects that could improve education and employment for their people. Improvements to their meeting house, and a wooden row boat for the woman to use when they go fishing, instead of wading out into the ocean daily and casting their rods onto the surf -as they do now. Some very exciting partnership prospects.