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TO serve people in the community is Margaret Bunabo’s passion. Margaret, 24, from Malaita province, has been playing the role of a good leader from a young age. She left high school in 2015 with completing Form four at Kolale High school but joined the Youth@ Work programme in Honiara in...
A workshop to promote provincial women leaders attracted more than 20 women last week. Alice Hou, President of the Guadalcanal Province Council of Women, said that coming together gave the women the chance to discuss their views on working together closely with provincial executives to promote political participation of women...
Women form the Rennell and Belona provinces are very proud of their traditional weaving and that they are keeping their beautiful culture alive. Rose Teahi, from the small island of Rennell, is among the many women who sell their woven baskets at the Art Gallery area every day. Rose, a mother...
Sherolyn David is one of the many women struggling to earn an income using their talents at the Art Gallery area in Honiara. Sherolyn is a weaver, and also sews and prints different types of material. In 2002, Sherolyn decided to print materials such as food covers, and started making baskets...
Women in the maritime field have been a rare sight in Solomon Islands. Diana Hill Su’ulisau, from the Malaita province, is one of the few female maritime officers in the country. “In 2003, after completing my Form seven at King George National Secondary school I was drawn into the marine field...
Jenny Joe is a housewife who has been living in Honiara town since she got married in 2015 and still enjoys the fact of being a house wife and making use of her talented skills to earn money for a living. Jenny performs her creativity at her home at Jericho...
Marian Pana knows the importance of keeping culture and language alive is to teach the next generation. Marian, from Simbo Island, Western Province, was a participant in the Melanesian Arts Festival, and spoke of why language was very important in Solomon Islands’ culture and tradition. “Tradition brings us together, making us...
June T. Manakako, 33, from Bellona island, Renbel province, lives in Honiara and brings her home island’s traditional crafts to town. “The coconut basket weaving is a very special basket in my Renbel culture. It was used for carrying water and drinking from in the olden days,” she said. “It is...
WHEN Raylinta Afu walked on the stage at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Graduation Day ceremony at the Maranatha Hall, she couldn’t help but smile with a bubbled with excitement. Afu is a 29-year-old young mother who dropped out of high school and got pregnant. It was a devastating...
DEILAH Fito’o Omani had made it her mission to become a certified secondary school teacher in the future. The inspiration stemmed from her when she left high school and got pregnant at a very young age. The young mother of two has recently graduated with a certified Diploma in Teaching...