Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a country in the continent of Oceania. The climate is harsh. It is hot and humid, with strong winds and heavy rains all year-round. There is no mobile phone network, internet connection, or electricity in some places. There are few roads, so people must travel by boat or walk for hours on foot. All this means that less than half the children attend primary school and even fewer go to secondary school.

With support from Mission Together children in Australia the local catholic church built a boarding school, so that children from poor families can attend lessons every day. The children care for their environment too; the school has installed solar panels and solar powered batteries to provide their electricity.