The book was a milestone achievement for YWCA to recollect and compile its history since 1975.
YWCA board president Georgina Ariki said the book launch is a pride and honour for YWCA.
“I am very proud and honoured to officially launched the ‘Stori Blo YWCA’ and celebrate this historical moment for the YWCA of Solomon Islands,” Mrs Ariki said.
She added the book would not be possible without the generous support of the Australian government through AusAid, its volunteers, world YWCA, authors Sue Feary and Jocelyn Lai and all the contributors.
It has taken six month to produce the book at an estimated cost of $50,000.
General Secretary of YWCA Jenta Tau said this is a great day for YWCA.
“This book signifies a living history of YWCA and will act as a reference to this organisation for the future,” Ms Tau said.
“It will enable people to understand the work of YWCA in the country and hopefully people will realise and assist in one way or the other to move this organisation forward to equip and empower women in this country,” Ms Tau said.
Author Jocelyn Lai stressed how proud she was to be able to help bring about such a wonderful book about the history of YWCA.
“It’s a great beginning for me and YWCA to be able to have a document that everyone can read and help motivate young women in the country today and the future to press forward to achieve what they desire,” Mrs Lai said.
Sue Feary (author) added that it’s been great working to compile such a book.
“This book will be great resources for YWCA since it demonstrates the achievements and challenges this organisation has been through since 1975 and the lessons learnt.
It shows that YWCA has done a lot and progress in this country to help young women take courage and work to achieve.
“I am glad to be able to help make this book a success and hope it will be a helpful resource for women and people in the country,” Ms Feary added.
By Daniel Namosuia
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