Last week a delegation from the Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands, visited the Malaita Province to handover and evaluate a combined total of eight community projects collectively worth SBD 1.3 million.
The projects were funded under Australia’s Direct Aid Program which aims to support community-led solutions to improve standards of living.
The delegation handed over a Solar power bank in the Atoifi Adventist Hospital, East Kwaio; Water tanks at the Aio Island, East Are’ Are; a classroom at Fo’ondo, North Malaita; an ablution block at Arnon Atomea School, North Malaita.
The delegation also conducted evaluation of ongoing projects on a classroom at Imbo, East Kwaio; a health centre in Arao, Lau Mbaelelea; a school extension in Buma, West Kwara’ae and a classroom at Busufo’osae, Central Kwara’ae
The Direct Aid Program is a small, flexible grants scheme directly administered by the Australian High Commission.
In the last three years alone, DAP has funded thirty-five projects to support communities across all nine provinces of Solomon Islands.
Source: Press Release, Australian HIgh Commssion, Solomon Islands