Selwyn College alumni and students to clean up Honiara

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MEMBERS of the Selwyn Old Scholars Association (SOSA) along with current staff and students of Selwyn College Secondary School will be engaging in a general clean-up of Honiara city.

The clean-up will be held on Saturday 17 July starting 7am.

The clean-up is organised by SOSA executive and the Selwyn College Golden Jubilee Committee chaired by Mr Robert Iroga.

Iroga said SOSA members, students and teachers will be cleaning up Honiara city in their divisional groups and allocated zones.

He said Masi Division will be cleaning up the areas between the Saint Barnabas Cathedral to the Honiara City Council (HCC) and Kirio Division from HCC to Centre Point Underpass, opposite the Solomon Airlines Office.

“Noabu Division will clean up from Centre Point Underpass to YWCA or Chinese Embassy Office and Tahula Division from YWCA to Rove Bulk Shop.

“Kirio you are to pick-up rubbish and walk towards the Masi ground which will be coming from St. Barnabas and down to HCC. Noabu you are to collect rubbish and walk towards Tahula who will walk from Rove and head up to towards the city.

“All divisions are responsible for their members and each division is to provide water but we also encourage division members to bring own water as well.

“Transport is being arranged with HCC and others to pick up the rubbish soon after the collection is done,” Iroga explained.

He said Chengs Company who had always engaged in the cleaning up of Honiara city will donate rubbish bags and SOSA will provide hand gloves for rubbish collection.

All four divisions have been urged to come in their divisional colours which is white for Masi, blue for Kirio, gold or yellow for Noabu and green for Tahula.

All SOSA members, teachers and students will gather at the SMI grounds for a barbecue after the clean-up.

“This is an important event for SOSA and Selwyn College,” Iroga said.

Selwyn College is celebrating its 50thyears later this year, since the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) introduced secondary co-education at Najilagu in the Guadalcanal Plains in 1970.

Selwyn College which currently provides secondary education from Year 7 (Form 1) to Year 12 (Form 6) plus University of the South Pacific (USP) Foundation Programme (Form 7) is located at Maravovo in West Guadalcanal.

It had moved from its original location at the Guadalcanal Plains in the early 1990s to its current site after the 1986 Tropical Cyclone Namu which caused destruction to the school.