The Resource Centre Official Opening was on Wednesday 29 June 2016. No photos available yet, but in the mean time you can take a video tour, filmed in May 2016, and see what it is like inside: click below.
An interesting message posted by Simon Pentanu, Speaker of the Bougainville Parliament, to mark Autonomous Region of Bougainville Day, 15 June, emphasised the importance of treating the natural world with respect.
"Bougainville will be poorer if it ignores the life value to the Island of its land and sea creatures, the trees, the plants and vines that flower and animals that abound with us and as part of our make up. This is what comprises our real capital to build and prosper on. ... On Bougainville Day let us celebrate at home and with PNG as we tread carefully together to deal with what lies ahead along the political path."
Click here to read the full article.
JUNE 2016: Inter-Press Service has published an article by Catherine Wilson about issues facing the "Lost Generation" who were growing up during the civil war of the 1990s.
The article features the work of HWC in training these young people and helping them develop the life skills they need. See Bougainville Women Turn Around Lives of "Lost Generation"
Helen Dakin (Sydney supporter)
* Education, training for life skills, leadership, community advocacy