• The New Zealand Children’s Health & Education Trust was formed in 2000 to assist children in communities who suffer from malnutrition and health problems caused by poverty or lack of education.
  • In conjunction with Dr Henk Meuzelaar who had identified similar issues facing his NGO Project MARC (medical assistance to remote communities)The trust provided two 70 tonne trading schooners to supply medical equipment and personnel to the most remote islands of Vanuatu.
  • For three years our work was primarily aimed at supplying urgent and immediate healthcare, Transporting doctor, nurses, dentist and medical supplies to the remote and cutoff islands, Building outpost clinics and training local aid post workers, Transporting patients who were in need of surgery to the Port Vila Hospital and collecting information and data for the Vanuatu Ministry of Health.
  • This work was completed pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding with MOH Vanuatu. By 2004 our interventions had achieved some stability in the urgent healthcare requirements in the areas in which we worked.
  • Since 2004 the Trusts work has built on these initiatives, sitting with the people, living with the people and taking our initiatives directly from them. Creating opportunities for them to decide what sustainable programmes and enterprises they need to lift the standard of living for their people. to assist with education programmes initiated and supported by the people and assist with the much needed transport facilities to the areas.
  • Since 2007 NZCHET has been working to assist the people of Vanuatu with environmentally and economically sustainable project that assist in the field of health, education, sanitation, hygiene and community enterprises. NZCHET has facilitatored three major enterprises on the island of Uluveu.
  • 2007 constructed a 32ft Warram designed catamaran for transport of passengers and supplies. Held soap making work shops.
  • 2008 established and built the Palm Project Soap Factory. This was primarily to eradicate the island of the ever increasing scabies problem and now the soap factory is a community enterprise buying the coconut oil from the local women. Palm Project soap is sold in NZ at the 34 Trade Aid shops all over NZ.
  • 2010 established and built the Uluveu Builders & Carvers Workshop. The workshop is producing school furniture for the local island schools and are making their way to self determination and self reliance. The island has the RTC(Rural Training College) and the workshop assist these young people to carry on improving their skills and provide tools for their trade.
  • 2012 establish and build the first RO (reverse osmosis) Solar Desalination Plant in the Pacific. The Uluveu Workshop was employed to constructed the building, install the new tanks and plumbing, install the equipment and work alongside the Australian and NZ experts.