The new Rainbow Wing at the Christian Care Centre, Honiara was officially opened on 13 October 2017. The Second Secretary from the NZ High Commission attended the dedication. Thanks to all who gave so generously for this project.
The completion of this Wing was assisted with donations raised through our 2017 Lenten Appeal. So far we have been able to send NZ$15,000 to Melanesia for this project.
In a recent trip to the Solomon Islands, Michael Hartfield, AM’s Operations & Projects Manager visited the Care Centre and saw first hand the progress of the building.
The new wing has a total of 7 rooms – 5 upstairs and 2 rooms on the ground floor plus an office room and joins onto the original house (in the photo the new wing is the part with the white verandah and above). There is a classroom for teaching the children.
The kitchen serves about 15 Sisters, headed by Sister Phyllis, and as well there can be up to about 30 women (and children) staying. All staying take part in the cooking. Skills are taught and shared in sewing, cooking, and general life skills.
Read more about the work of the Centre here