Culture & Arts Archive March 2021

She says reflecting on the COVID-19 one year on, it has provided an avenue for her to pause and readjust herself and her lifestyle.

COVID-19, One Year On

“From now when you look back, I can see that there are a lot of things that have changed. Our lifestyle and the way we do things'', Anna Maesioa recalls.
In many developing countries entire indigenous cultures are disappearing, and governments are now pushing to protect traditional languages in national constitutions.

Keeping Our Tradition and Culture Alive in Schools

The Solomon Islands is blessed with various ethnic groupings, who speak their own language and practise their own tradition, culture, and way of life.
Village elder Francis Ibi of Riva community in South Guadalcanal.

Community Cooperation Impressive: Village Elder

A village elder of Riva community in South Guadalcanal says it is quite impressive to see villagers working together in community projects.
He says that that art plays a vital role in preserving the beauty of our culture, our way of life, and transferring that onto a canvas is the power of art.

The Power of Art

Plato, one of the greatest philosophers that ever lived, once said that “If you think your child’s academic studies are more important than the arts, think again.”
"I celebrate my own struggle and challenges as I remember other women around the world who face the same situation," she said.

International Women’s Day: “I Celebrate My Own Challenges”

#ChooseToChallenge is the theme for International Women's Day 2021.
“Looking back, I know that what really make me determined is the need to provide for me and my family," he said.

Trained From the School of Hard Knocks

The phrase school of hard knocks refers to the education one gets from life's experiences, often contrasted with formal education.
"I believe in my creator for all the good things he has done for me and I am truly blessed that I am still here."

"Through God’s Grace I am Still Here"

It was an unfortunate vehicle accident in 2009 that crippled George Thugea, the memory still haunts him but says he is grateful to be alive.
Temo says from scratch he now owns a small salon in Talise east Honiara – something he never thought possible when he left school.

“Develop Your Talent and God-given Gifts”

It’s a small hair salon, abit cramped when one walks in, but the energy in the room by the young hair stylist makes it very inviting.