Tuesday, 8 April 2008 3:22 PM

Solomon Islands Prison Service Assists Visale Local Community

Forty Solomon Islands Prison Service officers and RAMSI Law and Justice Program Corrections Advisers participated in an all day working bee at Visale.

Activities included painting of the Visale Medical Clinic and District Village Training Centre for Rural Girls run by the DMI Sisters.

This has been part of a regular program of support which began in February 2007. Recently a septic tank and repairs to the plumbing has been undertaken as well as other works to the building.

Local youth groups within the community have also participated in some of the repair works. The training centre received several sewing machines and gardening equipment.
The Clinic provides medical treatment for the local community while the Training Centre provides vocational training for young women from rural communities across the Solomon Islands.

Some funding for vocational training equipment and basic repairs to the Medical Clinic has been provided under the GRM-funded 'Communities First' Grant Scheme.