22 Sep 2017

Solomons provinces plan peace festival

3:56 pm on 22 September 2017

Education authorities in two Solomon Islands provinces are organising a week long peace festival to strengthen the relationship between their schools.

School books and a chalkboard

School books Photo: 123 RF

The Malaita and Guadalcanal provinces are organising the festival which will run during the first week of October in the Malaita capital, Auki.

Militia groups from the two provinces were at the forefront of the five years of ethnic fighting on Guadalcanal Province between 1998 and 2003.

The Solomon Star reported the programme will involve students, teachers and education officers from both provinces finding ways to foster peace and reconcile as they work together to serve their provinces.