Solomon Islands: Nusa Baruku Community takes step to improve community and education.
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 20 January 2019
“The NUSA Baruku community at Gizo, Western Province, is working towards establishing its own primary school this year.
“The Community chairman Charles Tobire told the Solomon Star during a visit to his village this week.
“He said the aim of the project is to improve the delivery of education to their children, as well as the community’s standard of living.
“Tobire added his people cannot depend on fishing and diving for the rest of their lives, but must do something to bring up their standard of living up.
“The community, with the support from Bishop Luciano Capelli of the Catholic Diocese of Gizo, is now constructing a footpath from Nusa Baruku on the shoreline to the top of the hill overlooking Gizo town on the eastside.
“Tobire said the footpath is the longest in the Western Province with several milometres in length.
“The proposed primary school will be built on the hill top, often referred to by the villagers as “Million Dollar view”.
“A group residing at Gizo, comprising of locals and Italian volunteers, is assisting the community in the construction of the footpath.
“They have also constructed a building at the Village Mission centre to accommodate students while waiting for the construction and completion of the school.”
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