The senior Machine Fitting and Maintenance class at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson have been hard at work over two months to create eight outside stoves from recycled materials.
Having first salvaged several oil drums and other scrap metal from the tip, they used their cutting and arc welding skills to open and split the drums, creating stoves which are well insulated, with two deep shelves and a chimney. The fuel source is burnt separately from the food and is accessible from the back, guaranteeing the safety of the cook who can access the baked goods from the door at the front. Each stove has been hand-painted with rust-proof paint.
The students tell me that they worked in groups of three, managing to complete a stove within a week. Skills they are proud to have developed during this project include: working off a plan, completing a complex project within a given time-frame, using a variety of individual skills – such as welding, cutting and drilling, while abiding by occupational health and safety standards and maintaining all tools responsibly.
The students tell me that they’d recommend any kind of baking in their stoves, including fish, chicken, pudding, bread and even wedding cakes.
Bon Appetite to the new owners of the ovens. Three were still available at the time of writing and are available for $1,500 SD. If you wish to reserve one, you can do so by telephoning reception on 36 555 and leaving a message for Mr. Thomas Kevaro, the SMFM Head of Department. Alternatively, you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Taken 16/03/2017 @ Lime Lounge cafe, Honiara
Maggie Wateha’a from Malaita Province, South Malaita
Maggie has been teaching ‘Solomon Island Pijin’ for 22 years, involved with RAMSI since 2004 up until 2016, and was involved with a variety of International NGO’s , VSA (Volunteers Service Abroad), AVI, NZH, Australian High Commission.. Maggie has also been involved with the American Peace Corps for 12 years, achieved a certificate teaching S.I Pijin through Peace Corp’s Washington (cert In Linguistics)..
Besides ‘Pijin Classes’, Maggie also teaches
- Teaching Solomon Island Pijin
- Librarian (English)
- Cooking; for beginners up to advanced / ingredients are ‘fresh local produce’..
- Culture Orientation’ classes:
- From one person up to group of 15′
- (No matter how small the group)
- group of 15..
Times: 7am – 9pm.
Duration: Classes run from 1Hour up to 2 Hours (course)
Days: Monday to Saturdays
If you have any queries please contact Maggie
+677 747 3631
Honiara, Solomon Islands
By An anona atawa woman
With Wogasia 2016 only a couple of weeks away I thought it was time to share a former participants experience. It is long and detailed but I think you will find it very interesting.
The anonymous participant attended wogasia in 2011 and what follows is an excerpt from her diary and gives a great account of the woman’s experience. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will have lots to share about the men’s side of things.
2/6/11, Thursday evening at home, and following days
Cathy and I are still using each other for reality checks: yes, the Wogasia really did happen. It’s still pretty incomprehensible though – surreal, alien, hooley-dooley – just … incomprehensible. I know I have to write it out soon or I’ll wake and it’ll vanish, and I so desperately don’t want that to happen. At least I took a few notes. Pity they don’t make much sense any more.
Try for a chronology. More…
Come along to the youth market and chat to the entrepreneurs of tomorrow’s Solomon Islands and support their enterprise.
By Sam Ryan
Honiara, Solomon Islands – Youth@Work’s popular Youth Market will be happening from 9am-5pm Wednesday- Friday this week at the SMI Grounds opposite the new Sol plaza, Town Ground.
At the Youth Market young people who own small scale enterprises are given stalls where they can display and sell their products and services to the general public. Their products and services range from locally cooked food to hand-made creative arts and crafts which aim to offer customers a variety of choice.
Banana ice cream is a natural, inexpensive and fabulously easy dish. With bananas in abundance and available all year in Honiara this is a dish to use up all those over ripe (black) bananas.
- Place 6 over ripe bananas in the freezer. The number can vary to suit quantity or availability.
- When the bananas are frozen, use a bar stick or blender to make a beautiful creamy desert.
- For variation add a spoonful of peanut butter, honey, or fruit syrup.
By Jackie Eager More…