The Sirubai education center of North East Vella La Vella Island, Western Province has received book donations from an Australian Ecologist Robyn James in Brisbane Australia last week.
This came after Director and founder of Sirubai Voko tribe association Henry Kaniki travelled to Brisbane to attend a workshop.
Mr Kaniki said, an ecologist from Australia donated a box of environmental books, magazines and DVDs to the newly opened community education center of Sirubai community.
Mr Kaniki said Mrs James is currently the Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy – Australia based in Brisbane.
Kaniki said, Ms Robyn is very fascinated with the work of conservation in Solomon Islands in particular community based organization who has very limited access to update information but very influential to the life of rural people.
“Ms James has been working with the Nature Conservancy Solomon team for more than four years and has frequently visited most of the communities in the country.
“She’s aware of the work that the community of Sirubai has been undertaking lately in partnership with the Global Green Grant which is also coordinated by Mr. Willie Atu of TNC in country.”
Mr Kaniki, the books will help to address the local youths and students to read and learn more about the environment and conservation.
By ALFRED PAGEPITU