BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Solomon Islands yesterday celebrated the “Round the World breakfast” which coincides with the World YWCA day on April 24.
It is an event commemorated annually around the world to highlight the history and achievements of the YWCA global movement.
Speaking in the official commemoration ceremony President of SI YWCA Georgina Ariki said the event has provided an avenue for YWCAs to gather and honour the contributions of women leaders both young and old in their communities.
“It is a day where we can all recognise together, building on our strengthened, learning lessons and moving forward for the betterment of women and young girls across Solomon Islands,” she said.
Mrs Ariki said this casual breakfast get together is an annual tradition and a way forward to connect all agencies like government ministries, civil society organisations, women organisations , development partners and media to share accomplishment and to continue the reflection on the movement for women and girls In Solomon Islands.
On this same regard she said YWCA Solomon Islands will welcome any pledge from anyone and any organisation who would like to support the work of SI YWCA.
In addition as part of the celebration they also officially launched the global manual of the Rise up journey booklet and also the activity of displaying and skills demonstration on jewellery making, lavalava dying, recycling plastic bags, door mat, floral paper making, wedding bouquet and broom decorations.