PAST PROJECTS

Celebration of Literature Festival

Attendance of the Celebration of Literature Festival March 2017 Strong Island Foundation invited 5 Students and 2 teachers to attend the Celebration of Literature, a children’s literature festival at Somerset College and to enjoy other activities on the Gold Coast for a week in March 2017. The children and teachers had an opportunity to engage with their Australian peers, authors and the …

Schools Receive Encyclopedia Britannica

In June 2016, four desktop computers loaded with Encyclopedia Britannica and Microsoft Office were taken over for the two schools on the north coast of Makira Island. FM Campbell Memorial School is located at Kirakira and consists of approximately 200 primary and secondary students. Waimapuru National Secondary School is located at Rongoidjeni Village and consists of approximately 200 secondary students. Basic tutorials …

Gold Coast – Kirakira Nurse Exchange

In May/June 2016 five nurses from the Gold Coast Hospital visited the Kirakira hospital as part of the ‘Nurses for Nurses’ exchange. In September 2015 two nurses from the Kirakira Hospital were brought to the Gold Coast.  During their visit they were special guests for the first Gold Coast Nursing and Midwifery Symposium.  They were able to have several days …

Paediatric Review by Gold Coast Specialists

In October 2015 we were able to bring Belvin Faga and his parents to the Gold Coast.  Belvin is a 6 year old boy from Kirakira and his mother, Betty, serves as a hospital midwife.  Belvin developed hydrocephalus (enlarged head) which resulted in blindness.  Unfortunately there are no facilities or specialists available in the Solomon Islands to review and help …

Kirakira Doctors in Fiji

In June 2015 the local doctors from the Kirakira Hospital (Dr Arnold Nguduamae & Dr Grace Rara) were able to attend and speak at a medical conference in Fiji.  The conference was jointly hosted by the Gold Coast Medical Association (GCMA) and the Fiji College of General Practitioners.  Drs Nguduamae and Rara discussed diabetes in Kirakira and were able to …

Can-Compactor for the K6-Kids

Can-Compactor for the K6-Kids – January 2015 In January 2015, with the resource assistance from SIF, Students from Bond University and members of the Kirakira Works Department (similar to a small council works depot) constructed a hydraulic can-compactor. The compactor was donated to the K6-Klub (Keep Kirakira Klean Kids Klub – Pidgin & English) to assist the children with processing …

Hospital Incinerator

In September 2014, a hospital incinerator was constructed by members of the Kirakira Works Department and a member from SIF. The incinerator was constructed from recycled materials including a: concrete mixing chamber, 44-gallon drum, truck exhaust, and an old hospital bed for the frame. The project cost was $270 AUD.