World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

So… Boris Johnson is promising that he won't be holding a snap general election, if he's chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. Reportedly, he is even making that promise a feature of his leadership campaign, since a vote for Boris would therefore mean (wink wink) that his colleagues wouldn't have to risk their jobs and face the wrath of the British public until 2020. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aftermath Of Brexit

Be careful of what you ask for. Now that it has woken up from its Brexit victory hangover, is Britain acting as if it has just won the World Cup? Hardly. More>>

ALSO:

UK Labour Statement: The Shooting Of MP Jo Cox

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party said: “The whole of the Labour Party and Labour family - and indeed the whole country - will be in shock at the horrific murder of Jo Cox today. Jo had a lifelong record of public service and a deep commitment to humanity." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Rainbow Colours On MFC In Sympathy For Florida Killings
Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre will be lit in colours of the rainbow Monday as a gesture of support for the LGBTI victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On How Obama’s Supreme Court Choice Says Everything (Bad) About His Presidency

Nothing has epitomised the presidency of Barack Obama quite like his Supreme Court nominees. Time and again, Republican presidents will blithely nominate right wing ideological extremists (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas) who only sometimes misfire and turn out to be liberals in disguise (David Souter). Yet Obama has consistently skipped over the judicially qualified liberals and gone for a succession of centrists... More>>

ALSO:

Turkey: UN Secretary-General On The Terrorist Bombing In Ankara

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news