Change making initiatives making an impact in today’s Solomon Islands.
I was encouraged by reading the story of Ms Loate Maetala’s work as a Coordinator for Melanesian Women Today (MWT), working in the Solomon Islands under the Girls Scholarship Program.
The full account of Loate’s community involvement can be read in today’s edition of the Solomon Star newspaper, (Saturday) but essentially the work Loate does is leading her team to reach out to young girls who were unfortunate not to have completed their education and to try and secure sponsorship for them to resume tuition.
It is understood 7 girls have so far have received sponsorship in partnership with the Auki Community High School.
The Melanesian Women Today is a grassroots organization that operates internationally across Melanesia and has headquarters in Seattle in the USA and also in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The Mission of MWT and its program goals are to help and empower women and girls achieve their full potential, targeting areas such as health, education and entrepreneurship.
Loate’s passion for community development is commendable and she and her fellow volunteers need all the support they can get as they go about their truly inspiring work in the Solomon Islands.
Likewise, when it comes to change making initiatives, the role the RSIPF is playing in promoting gender equality is also commendable.