31 Aug 2005

The development of national pride part of a civics programme for Solomon Islanders.

2:18 pm on 31 August 2005

A programme aimed at building nationhood and promoting democracy and good governance gets underway in Solomon Islands tomorrow.

This civic education programme is to be followed by one focussing on voter awareness.

They are being delivered as part of the Regional Assistance Mission's programme and managed by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Co-ordinator Daniela Capaccio says from tomorrow they will have 39 awareness teams visiting villages across the country through until the middle of October.

"And in this first part of the programme they will be visiting the communities over a three day period and doing a programme on civic education, looking at three main topics being pride in Solomon Islands, good governance and rights and responsibilities."