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BY JOY OFASIA AFTER 3 years of academic studies under the bachelor-teaching program at the Solomon Islands National University, Panatina Campus, Ablyn Fedo Kenneth has received her certificate of achievement. Ablyn, 27 from Malaita province graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching Secondary Education in English and Social studies at the previous...
MANY times people wonder why one is a single mother; how come she didn’t hold it together in the previous relationship and why do you have a child out of marriage? There are many questions and unfair statements being thrown at single mothers. Some people even see them as...
Tahira Komesi, a mother from the Langa Langa lagoon, Malaita province, is a vendor at the Art gallery area, Honiara. “I came up with this idea of sewing food covers when I saw many women in town selling products and foods along the streets in town,” she told Solomon Women. “It...
BY JOY OFASIA THE proposed new birthing and urban health centre will soon be constructed at Naha, East Honiara after a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the 26 July at the construction site. The new health centre is an exciting new development for the Solomon Islands, as it will provide access...
BY JOY OFASIA A Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) awareness and advocacy workshop was organized by the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCA) for the Stages of Change (SOC) Women’s Theatre Group. The workshop was held on Wednesday 22 to 24 Friday, January at the Ministry of Women Conference room...
By Camille Funnell, IFC Communications PRUDENCE Tekurade is a woman on a mission. The 28-year-old mother of three saved enough from her job at SolTuna, the Solomon Islands’ only tuna processing plant, to buy a plot of land. Now she’s putting money away to build a house that she plans...
BY JOY OFASIA LIVING in Honiara, Suzy Zyle commonly observes women and young aspiring artists creating jewelry from old scrap papers to newspapers. It was from their innovative and creative works that triggered her ambition to create jewelry from paper wastes. Now she earns a living from selling necklaces, bracelets, and...
BY ESTHER NURIA WEIGHTLIFTING five-times medal winner in Samoa, 2019 Pacific Games, Jaylyn Mala has encouraged local athletes to work extra hard as the Solomon Islands prepares to host 2013 Pacific Games. Mala described that early commitment towards preparation for individual athletes is primarily important for the country. “If our athletes want...
THE warmth with which Christina Tony greets you and her mounting excitement as she describes a typical day in her 20 years of being a farmer vendor in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands, belies the backbreaking work that’s the foundation of her entrepreneurial trajectory. The 44-year old was married...
BY JOY OFASIA WOMEN who have gone through a Visual Inspection of the cervix with Acetic acid (VIA) test with Dr. Donna Wate at Mere Care clinic last month were very happy to have undergone such examination and relevant treatment. Women staffs of Isles Media Investment were very grateful that the...