Sibia receives Commonwealth award

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Mr Jacob Sibia and British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward together with the students enrolled under Mr Sibia’s school at certificate handing over ceremony.
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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

YESTERDAY Mr Jacob Sibia officially received his award as the 42nd Commonwealth Point of light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service of providing access to education for children.

He has received a personalised certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth.

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward hands over the award to Mr Jacob
Sibia.

According to the British government press statement, Mr Sibia said he was amazed and honoured to receive the award as swell as appreciating his wife, who from the beginning has been very helpful, the teachers at the school and the British High Commission.

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“I would also like to thank Her Majesty, The Queen for deeming my work as being deserving of this great honour.

“My voluntary work has never been about the recognition; it is for the children’s welfare and future. My vision, motive and desire in starting the Scholl is to raise children from earlier ages with good values using a holistic approach.

“Therefore I praise God for my success and strongly believe in ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” he said.

The award was presented to him by the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, David Ward.

Mr Jacob Sibia and British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands David Ward together with the students enrolled under Mr Sibia’s
school at certificate handing over ceremony.

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