“COVID-19 has disrupted children’s learning around the world this year. That’s why Australia is supporting Save the Children’s preparedness and response activities in the education sector in Solomon Islands with an additional SBD$5.7 million grant.
“This new funding will help 50 communities across Solomon Islands improve hand washing hygiene in schools and maintain children’s learning in 2020 and 2021.
“Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan announced the grant while visiting Papagu Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in Guadalcanal this week.
“Papagu ECD Centre is supported by the Australian Government and Save the Children through the Play to be School Ready project.
“Dr Strahan said it was so important to ensure that that all children, no matter where they live, have a chance to realise their full potential. He was pleased to announce additional Australian support for the education sector during these difficult times.”
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