Women help construct Mbokona school footpath 

A GROUP of women has supported Mbokona School in Central Honiara with the construction of a footpath. The footpath is being constructed by graduates from Infrastructure and Service Delivery Training (ISDT) offered by CAUSE Project.   Women graduates are the front liners in implementing the project. These women come from areas within Mbokona community.  Mbokona school…

Pathfinders urged to prepare for camporee

Pathfinders throughout the country are being urged to prepare well for the much anticipated upcoming Trans Pacific Union (TPU) Pathfinder camporee this end year. Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church will host the TPU Pathfinder camporee from 16th to 21st December 2019. Speaking during a press conference at the SIM…

Church launches evangelism program

THE Diocese of Hanuato’o in Makira Ulawa Province launched their Decade of Evangelism and Renewal Program at Pamua Community College on Sunday 21st of July, 2019. This was done with the theme “Relaunching of the Decade of Evangelism and Renewal is – Home to Home, 2017 – 2027”. Reverend Alfred Karibongi, Bishop of the Diocese…

Improving support for female survivors of violence

Support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence continues to improve as SAFENET Referral Network member numbers continue to increase.  SAFENET consists of government and non-government organisations who provide services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This escalation in support for SAFENET followed last week’s completion of a nine-province series…

Caritas farewell staff

Caritas Australia in Solomon Islands yesterday farewelled two of its staff in an emotional final get together ceremony. The farewell ceremony was held at the Honiara head office at Rove, West Honiara to bid farewell Benjamin Breen and Rose who are leaving the organisation. Benjamin Breen works for Caritas Australia in Solomon Islands as country…

Soltuna upskills its female workers

IN striving to improve in providing healthy meals for its workers, SolTuna embarked on establishing a vegetable growing project for 240 female workers living at the hostels in Noro.   The company provides one meal a day for its workers in the SolTuna Kitchen.    For girls to continue having healthy meals at the hostels, SolTuna…

‘Parliament needs more women’

Representations of women in the parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in Solomon Islands parliament. This is the words of a senior female citizen, Mrs Benedeth Taloikwai who is residing at Mbuburu in West Honiara. She told the Sunday Star that only two female members are voted into the 11th parliament after…

Basic fabric dyeing training for women

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has completed a one-day  basic fabric dyeing training on Friday 8th March 2019 at Mbokona SDA Church Hall. The training was facilitated by Je-ilisia Fabric Arts Services with a total participant of 14. It’s the first training for the year and several others for both formal and informal…

Life inspires me!

For International Women’s Day 2019, get to know some of the women driving change and increasing equality across the Pacific Islands. MILLICENT BARTY is the Chair of the Solomon Islands Young Entrepreneurs Council, as well as a Designer, and the manager of YHER Pacific, an initiative to tackle youth unemployment. She spoke to World Bank…