Kiribati schools

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By Anonymous ( on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 3:23 am: Edit Post

I'm a student and am looking for information about the general living conditions (what sort of houses do people live in?) and school conditions in Kiribati. If you know anything could you please post a message since I'm not giving my email address?

By Anonymous ( on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 12:11 pm: Edit Post

I was a PCV on the most outer island of Arorae. The people live mostly in houses that have a thatch roof and really do not have walls. They have walls that roll up made of Pandanas leaves that they can put down if the sun is too hot. For the most part they sleep, eat, and have fun with just a roof over their heads!

School conditions: I guess I would say minimal. They have shool buildings and most have an old desk and chair. School materials are accessable but not always. Most children have a notebook and a pencil. There are libraries at the school with books mostly donated from western counties. The schools are for the most part western materials: cement and tin roofs. There are no windows though they can put up and down wooden slats.

I am not sure this helps. I just happened upon this because I too am doing a school project on my time in Kirbati.

The people are amazing and happy and friendly.

Marie RPCV K-24

By Unknown ( on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 4:26 pm: Edit Post

Do they have school during the summers? I'm doing a project!

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