Prime Minister of Solomon Islands praises World Vision


Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, has praised World Vision for the work it is doing to improve the lives of children, families and communities in some of the most remote villages in the country.

He expressed his appreciation and praise when he met a World Vision delegation led by Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Australia, Tim Costello, during a visit to the Prime Minister’s office.

“My government is happy to be working alongside World Vision,” Lilo told the delegates.

Mr Lilo said his government has valued the partnership it has with World Vision.

World Vision has over 30 years of community development experience in the Solomon Islands and has been working with local communities to address issues such as gender based violence, maternal and child health, early childhood education, economic development and climate change.

Mr Lilo encouraged World Vision to take a lead role in mitigating the effects of climate change in remote area communities.

“I strongly support the work of civil society to be proactive in taking steps to address climate change issues,” he said.

World Vision has three projects which aim to prepare and mitigate the risks of climate change effects and natural hazards impacting the lives and livelihoods of people in some of the most disaster prone provinces in the Solomon Islands including Temotu, Malaita and Makira provinces.