So, the final preparations! Not long to go now and we are feeling almost ready. We've got all our gear, we've tested it out - along with our stamina, and we are fully trained in wilderness first aid! The next step I think is to start walking!
We are very pleased to say that we have another sponsor. Interislander Ferry will kindly assist us by sailing us across the waters in December. I think we'll look forward to the change of transport methods!
We have also recieved some amazing news from Tourism New Zealand. They have agreed to support us using their online media connections with the possibility of additional help from overseas media. Please visit their latest Press Release
Please also keep looking out for possible articles in Australia Georgraphic, Backpacker Light and Adventure Travel. All should be out in the next month!
Solomon Islands has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. Amoungst that population, there are a large number of school drop outs and a sence that young poeple are being left out of social affairs. Gurusuala Community Based Training Centre provides vocational training to young people on the remote Weathercoast of Guadalcanal. Located in one of the least developed parts of the Solomon Islands, which was particularly affected by the 1998-2003 ethnic tensions, the centre is the only one of its kind in the area providing educational opportunities for local youth who have been excluded from the education system.... read more
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