Australia continues to support education in the Solomon Islands

Australia continues to support education in the Solomon Islands

Posted by : Frank Short Posted on : 10-Sep-2021

Australia continues to support education in the Solomon Islands

The Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency, Dr Lachlan Strahan says education in Solomon Islands is one of many sectors Australia is supporting for the development of the country.

Ambassador Strahan said this as he delivered a hilux and 40 laptops plus accessories to APSD and Afutara vocational schools at APSD School in the suburb of Auki town yesterday.

He said as part of their support towards the education sector of Solomon Islands, they assist the national government to keep schools in the country open this year.

“Our education activity in Solomon Islands starts at the elementary level.

“We have for instances just provided grants to make sure every elementary school in Solomon Islands remain open this year,” Ambassador Strahan said.

He said Australia came in to support because the government budget doesn’t have enough funds to keep all the schools open.

“So Australia has stepped forth especially during this Covid time to make sure that we provide funding so pikinini (children) can go to school.

“We also provide funding for secondary schools, for tertiary education and scholarship, and some Solomon Islanders went to Australia to study in our universities,” Ambassador Strahan said.

Source: Island Sun newspaper.


Australian help in so many ways in the Solomon Islands is much appreciated.

The news today that SI is doing well in numeracy and writing skills, as well as news of the appointment of Dr Janelle Solomon to Medical Superintendent of the NRH, coupled with the great achievement of Miss Millicent Barty in becoming an Obama scholarship awardee, gives me much pleasure and satisfaction in the progression of education in the Solomon Islands leading to success and good careers. I wish to see all Solomon Islanders gain quality education and successful careers.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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