Pacific Peoples’ Partnership would cease to exist without the ongoing support and commitment of many amazing people. “PPP is especially grateful to our long time volunteer Andy Nystrom who has been with us since 2010,” says Executive Director, April Ingham. “In particular, since 2012 he has spent thousands of hours at the PPP office keeping our records and information straight and helping with research. Andy is a multi-talented volunteer rising to a variety of challenges.”
Among many things, Andy acts as an archivist for our Tok Blong Pasifik journal, maintaining inventories and scanning earlier issues. He has created an index of all articles and photos in every issues of Tok Blong Pasifik, as well as making all issues available online (including the first-ever issues from 1982). One could call him an enthusiast for the journal.
Andy manages the PPP donor database, keeps a spreadsheet on NGOs of the South Pacific and, throughout the years, has created pages of research on topics such as climate change in Fiji and Vanuatu.
“From my first day, Andy welcomed me into the organization. His determination and passion for community service, as well as his infectious enthusiasm, have brightened my time with Pacific Peoples’ Partnership.”
– Madeline Storey, Communications and IT Intern.
It would be an understatement to say that Andy is a precious and valuable member of the PPP team!