Dear Editor – Help is needed.
The local members of the Solomon Islands YWCA have been busy conducting a Waste Management Pilot Program, along with help from the Honiara City Council and the Ministry of the Environment and Conservation, in several areas of Honiara near the Matanikau River and, reportedly, the response from the local residents has been tremendous.
The YWCA has advised that women, in particular, have been taught recycling skills on site and are keen to have more visits from the YWCA and to learn more about waste control and environmental protection.
The YMCA urgently need tools to aid the clean-up drive but in a city with an estimated population reaching more than 80,000 there has been little, if any, material support by way of tools and equipment to aid their vitally important community service .
It is a sad reflection that many residents are keen to help with the clean-up and waste management project while the vast majority of the Honiara community are failing to see the benefits of what is being done and could so easily aid the YWCA’s work if only they would contribute the less than costly tools to get the worthy project completed.