Faihouloto II before it was demolished

(Rev. Dr Kitiona Tausi)

The Nanumaga community on Funafuti flashed back their memories thirty two years back when they got together on Tuesday morning, 27 February at the hall to say farewell to it before it has to be demolished that same morning. It was 5.00am in the morning when members of the community gathered for a special morning devotion for that occasion.

It may not be a sad moment for some of the communities but it was for some, especially those who were involved in the work of the Faihouloto II Community Hall in 1985-1986. The building as it stood before demolition still had a very strong concrete structure, but it had to be demolished because it can no longer accommodate the current members of the community, which in fact had doubled.

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After the first day of work
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After the second day of work

The carpenter of the work, Mr. Tapa Sione said that the work could take 3-4 months and it could be earlier than that. This all depends on the efforts and the time commitment of the young men and young girls of Nanumaga.

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