Solomon Islander to be awarded 42nd Commonwealth Point of Light

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

A Solomon Islander volunteer Mr Jacob Sibia will be awarded with the 42nd Commonwealth Point of Light award, which was recognised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday April 2.

This is in honour of his exceptional voluntary service providing access to education for children in need and the outstanding volunteer work done every day of the week.

His outstanding performance has made a difference in his community which had inspire others to create innovative solutions to social challenges in their communities and beyond.

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Speaking with the British High Commission to Solomon Islands Media Officer Mrs Betty Wasuka, she said the awardees have been recognised by the Queen in terms of appreciating inspirational volunteers across the 52 Commonwealth nations for making difference in their communities and beyond

Sibia will receive a personalised certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth and will be presented to him by the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, HE David Ward.

Sibia is a pastor in the village of Belaha in Central Guadalcanal, who also built his own school originally using traditional materials.

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