Only 60% of children in the Solomon Islands have access to education, the quality of which is hindered by poor teacher-training programs and failure to pay teachers’ salaries. Children are particularly likely to drop out of school after Yr 9, when Government funding ceases. These vulnerable young people too often end up being trafficked and engaged in the worst forms of child labour. In addition, children with disabilities are particularly disadvantaged in their pursuit of education. SIEP supports at-risk kids, including the blind and visually-impaired, through keeping them engaged in education until the end of secondary school. In addition, SIEP facilitates professional development amongst teachers and upgrading of facilities and infrastructure.
Key Areas of Investment
- Educational scholarships for at-risk children
- Disability - improved education for the blind and visually-impaired
- Professional development of teachers and admin staff
- Improved library and computer lab facilities
- Animal husbandry through chicken farming
NOTE: This project is no longer receiving new sponsors for individual students. If you would like to support the work of the Solomon Islands Education Project please consider becoming a sponsor of their Nurse Education project.