The donation was organised by Dianna Clarke Bates, CITC’s executive director, who saw that the woodwork class was in need of materials.
The students eagerly received the generous donation of wooden planks and boards on Thursday.
Charlie Kapuvai, woodwork and graphics teacher, said “Our wood work class has been lacking resources, so we are so thankful for the donation from CITC”.
He says every eight weeks 13 students rotate to take woodwork as an option class.
His year 10 students have made wooden pencil case boxes and wooden racks.
“It’s all about the process of learning how to make something, rather than the end result,” said Kapuvai.
Principal Vae Unuka said although the college focuses on academics, woodwork is an important class because it can lead to careers in construction, carpentry and engineering. He says the student are very excited by the donation of supplies and can’t wait to start new projects.
“If anyone has excess wood or old tools that they would like to donate, Titikaveka College would very much appreciate it,” said Unuka.
He says donations of resources like books, stationary and paint for the woodwork classroom would also greatly benefit the college.
- Anneka Brown