Monday, March 26, 2012

Mamana Water Community Graduates from Sistas Savve

On Friday, March 23rd, the first group of participants graduated from the Sistas Savve programme!

The Sistas Savve participants, staff, partners and advisory committee were very proud to welcome the Solomon Islands Minister of Health, Charles Sigoto, and New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Ramsden, who presented the graduation certificates and spoke about the importance of women’s empowerment.

In his speech, Minister Sigoto congratulated the New Zealand Aid Programme and the implementers of Sistas Savve for the initiative, saying that it was “a key priority for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to actively promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through our health programmes and initiatives.”

The ceremony was covered by media outlets such as SIBC, Solomon Star, Island Sun and One News.

Minister of Health Charles Sigoto and New Zealand High Commissioner 
Mark Ramsden hand over the graduation certificates.

 Sistas Savve Advisory Committee member Janet McBride donated 
a special cake from the Lime Lounge in Honiara

The Mamana Water Community women gave a traditional dance performance.

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