Peace-building conference for Western women

Prominent women-leaders from the Central-West region of Western province excelled to greater heights in knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in building and maintaining peace in the province, after attending a time-bound, extremely informative, emotional but fun, hope-filled and commitment-setting peace-building conference early last month. The conference was held on the 3rd –…

Micro-finance seeks to empower women

THE Gizo Environment Livelihood Conservation Association (GELCA) savings club has been applauded for its role to economically empower women. The GELCA savings club is a component of the Inshore Fish Aggregating Devices (IFAD) that seeks to empower rural women from communities of Gizo, Nusatuva and Kolombangara. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) country manager Shannon Seeto said…

Women end cooking training

FOUR women have successfully completed a three-day basic cooking and baking skill training for grassroots and rural women in Auki, yesterday. This was the second of such training organised by the Malaita Provincial Government’s Women’s Division, which was aimed at empowering women with these skills with the vision to equip them start up their own…

Women complete basic training

About 22 women and four men in Florida Island, Central province completed a weeklong basic cooking and floral art training last month. The training was conducted at Roderick Hideaway accommodation. Last Friday most of them received their certificates. Managing director of Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd Michael Tokuru officially handed them thier certificate to them…

Gizo women undergo loan management training

Fifty women from seven zones around Gizo have undertaken a loan component training last week in preparation to manage and administer their loan component. The women are members of the Gizo Environment Livelihood Conservation Association (GELCA) and Nusatuva Environment Conservation and Development Association (NECDA) who have established their savings club late last year. The training…

Cooking training for women starts

A THREE-DAY basic cooking training for various rural business women of Central Kwara’ae started yesterday at the Sea Front Restaurant in Auki, Malaita Province. Facilitated by Ruth Mae and Linda Ansa from the Malaita Provincial Government Office, the training was aimed at broadening the knowledge, potentials, and skills of the participants. Ms Mae said that…

Noro hosts SSEC women convention

The South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) regional womens convention opens today in Noro, Western province. Honiara, Central and Western region of the SSEC church are hosting this year’s regional seminar. More than 300 women from Western, Choiseul, Malaita, Guadalcanal and Honiara  are attending the regional convention meeting which aims to bring women from different regions…

Vanuatu women here for convention

About ten (10) female members from the Baptist Church in Port Vila, Vanuatu are in the country to attend a South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) women’s regional convention in Noro, Western province. The ladies arrived on Sunday from Vanuatu and headed down straight for Noro onboard MV Fair Glory. The convention will open today. Honiara…

Western women launch savings clubs

Women in Gizo and surrounding island communities have celebrated a historic launch of their savings clubs over the weekend. The one day programme that was held in Gizo brought together more than 300 women who have participated in various activities to celebrate the first six months of their savings clubs initiative. Dr Alice Pollard who…

Rural women to benefit from micro-loan

Women of Gizo and surrounding communities in the Western prpvince will benefit from a Revolving Fund that was officially launched in Gizo last week. Director of WWF Australia made the announcement last Friday during the launching celebration of the Women Saving Club. Seven zones of women within Gizo Environment Livelihood Conservation Association (GELCA) and Nusatuva…