The Havannah has been working with local communities to help improve their standard of living. We have started with the basics: water, health and education, and with the support of our guests and other donors, these villages have seen some exciting new developments.
For most families in Vanuatu, getting the money together so their children can attend high school is a near impossible task - so the vast majority of children finish their education at the age of 12 when they finish primary school. It is estimated that only 5% of Vanuatu’s youth attend high school.
The Havannah started fundraising to sponsor local students to attend high school in late 2013, and our guests sponsored 9 students in the 2014 school year. Now, just 2 years later, the fund is offering a 50% sponsorship to 30 students and we hope to increase that number in the years to come.
In 2015, the scholarship program was joined by Francesca’s Beach Club, Bar and Restaurant, and The Havannah Harbour Scholarship Fund was created. The program is aiming to raise adequate funds to offer a 50% scholarship to every student in the region who wishes to go to high school, and keep them at school until at least the end of year 10.
If you would like to sponsor a child, or even donate as little as $10, please ask us about how you can help.
After Cyclone Pam there was a desperate need to provide basic necessities such as food, clean water and first aid to the community. The Havannah had many former guests and friends donate funds which we used for emergency food supplies, as well as infrastructure projects. The resort has been a proud parter with the community in installing a water project to provide clean drinking water to the 450 residents of Tanoliu Village, as well as assisting in the construction of two new classrooms and a medical clinic.