Our last full day in Vanuatu!
The morning gave us some time for reflection on our visit to date, Phil having gone to visit Onesua High School on the other side of the island. We had hoped initially to go with him, but this turned out to be impossible. We had already committed ourselves to returning to the PWMU Training Centre in the afternoon.
After lunch we caught a bus to the Training Centre. It is up above the area of Tebakor, which is where our motel is located. The centre is in Peter Morris Street, in the Anamburu area of Port Vila. The bus driver was unfamiliar with the location, so he had to rely on some guidance from passers-by. We got there without too much delay, though, and were welcomed by Enikelen on arrival. A short two day course in tourism had started in the morning, so we were able to sit in on some of the instruction. It was at a very basic entry level and the teaching today covered things such as basic telephone skills. It seemed the students this time were already employed, some in the tourism industry. The students for this course were staying in the hostel, which can cater for about 7-8 residents at a time.
This visit also gave us a chance to look at the suite of computers used for computer training. It was quickly obvious that some of them are beyond repair, needing new motherboards, graphic cards, memory upgrades, etc. There were 3 functioning computers when we started, but by the time Ron left around 5:30pm another two were up and running again. Enikelen was very pleased so she and another resident walked Ron back down the hill to the motel – Wynne and Alison had caught a bus back a little earlier.
The early evening was spent over a very nice meal at the Harbour View Chinese Restaurant, which is along the waterfront from the motel towards the centre of Port Vila. We were the guests of the Rev. Kalsakau Urtalo, the PCV Assembly Clerk, and his wife Wynne, who had two of their grandchildren with them. It was a nice way to finish the visit.
Tomorrow is an early start. We will leave the motel at 5:00am for the return flight home. The taxi is ordered already. We are looking forward to sharing our journey with the parish council and congregations on our return home.