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Australian High Commission gives over $800000 to communities

8 November 2012

Australian High Commission gives over $800,000 to communities in need

Representatives of community groups across Solomon Islands gathered at the Australian High Commission on Wednesday 7 November to receive more than $800,000 worth of funding for development projects around the country that will directly improve people’s lives.

Australian High Commissioner Matt Anderson handed over cheques for projects ranging from solar power for a clinic in the Weather Coast to water tanks for a remote community in Temotu Province.

“This is a gift from the people of Australia to you and your communities. It’s part of Australia’s contribution to a secure and prosperous Solomon Islands.

“The Australian High Commission is also supporting victims of sexual and domestic abuse by funding a series of workshops delivered by Sisters Savve and the Christian Care Centre.

“The workshops will teach craft skills to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, while delivering education on sexual health, gender-based violence, women’s and children’s rights, parenting skills, financial literacy and nutrition,” Mr. Anderson said.

“The project is a way for us to give something to the women who visit the Christian Care Centre to take back and support themselves,” said Sister Doreen Awaiasi, who runs the center.

All the projects were funded through the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP).

“DAP is a small grants program that aims to improve living standards and empower vulnerable groups such as women, children, the elderly and the disabled in communities across the country,” said Mr. Anderson.

“DAP has a budget of around SBD 1 million and the Australian High Commission is encouraging communities that have not previously applied to consider submitting an application this year.”

Applications can be picked up in person from the Australian High Commission, corner Hibiscus Ave and Mud Alley in Honiara.

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