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High Commissioner visits Youth@Work

His Excellency and First Sectretary Jane Bastin-Sikimeti and Rose Martin_Photo by Ruth Amos

AUSTRALIAN High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Roderick Brazier took time from his busy schedule to visit Youth@Work yesterday and had a chance to meet the young team who are changing lives of young people in Solomon Islands through the Y@W programme.

His Excellency and wife, accompanied by the First Secretary Jane Bastin-Sikimeti, learnt about the programme and the different activities young people do with the internship and entrepreneurship component of the programme.

The staff of the programme spoke about the different activities and target groups that the programme actively engages.

At the end of the tour His Excellency commended and congratulates the young team for their work.

“I’m really impressed to learn about the programme and thank you for this informative tour,” Mr Brazier said.

His Excellency also encouraged our current interns “to work hard and make the most of this opportunity the programme is providing them”.

The tour ended with an opportunity for the High Commissioner to ask questions to the staff over tea.

Y@W coordinator Mrs Rose Martin said she and her team are honoured to host Mr Brazier, his good wife and his staff.

Mrs Martin also took the opportunity to thank His Excellency for the support rendered by DFAT towards the programme.

‘’Y@W’s programme in Malaita and Western Provinces are funded by the Australian Government, and for that we are thankful to the Australian Government and people for enabling us to provide an opportunity for young people in the rural areas.”

Y@W provincial offices are supported by the Australian Government through DFAT.

Eddien Delly of the Y@W Choice Component spoke to Mr Brazier about youth he work with_Photo by Ruth Amos

Y@W staff talking to Mr Brazier_Photo by Ruth Amos








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