I was pleased to read in the Island Sun newspaper of a World Vision sponsored programme delivered recently to four communities and four schools in Ulawa Province
Quoting the newspaper article it said.
Four communities and four schools in Makira Ulawa Province were trained on child protection, safeguarding and disability inclusiveness and equality.
The communities were Tadahadi, Wango, Manita and Manihuki community while the schools were Etemarore Primary School, Toroiwango Primary School, Taripara Community High School and Primary School and Manama Primary School.
The Training was conducted by World Vision Solomon Islands Champions of Tomorrow Project Community Development Facilitator Donnis Ramogetea from May 24th –June 8th 2021.
Mr. Ramogetea said the topics covered during the training included understanding a child’s needs and rights, valuing child participation, safe schools and disability inclusiveness and equality.
For the disability inclusiveness and equality talk the Community Based Rehabilitation Officer from Kirakira, Kidrone Tauni, was invited to explain the topic.
He highlighted the main aims of the training was to advocate for inclusiveness and equality in schools and community disaster plans so that they able to address the needs of People with Disabilities (PWD) and children in the communities.
Tadahadi Community Elder Thomas thanked World Vision for the training.
“I stand here today on behalf of Tadahadi Community to thank World Vision for this training, indeed my community. It is one step ahead in terms of understanding child protection and safeguarding compared to other communities in the province who haven’t have a chance to learn about it,” Mr. Thomas emphasized.
He added the Tadahadi Community was pleased to learn about inclusiveness especially for people with disabilities to ensure equality is enhanced in their community.
The Champions of Tomorrow Project is funded by the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) and is aimed to raise disaster preparedness especially in schools.
Sources WVSI PRESS and Solomon Star News