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Lending a Helping Hand in Kiribati

Despite rain, members of the Tarawa East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kiribati took part in a community service activity on Saturday, 27 October 2018.

Their local church leaders arranged for the members to volunteer at two sites. 

The service project was one of many "Helping Hands" efforts across the South Pacific on the day.


The two sites cleaned by the Latter-day Saint volunteers were the surroundings of the old dormitories of King George V School and the compound of the Aia Mwaea Ainen (AMA) Kiribati Headquarters (the National Women’ Federation).

The old school site had been left unattended for years and was in need of cleanup work. The AMA Kiribati Headquarters had overgrown grass, described as "knee high" when the members converged to work their magic.   

The attached pictures show the members using green bags for clean up with the words “Kiribati te boboto"  meaning “Kiribati the beautiful!!”

At the end of the service project refreshments were provided for the volunteers. 

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