A school in one of Solomon Islands remote atoll islands is the latest recipient of computers donated by the Government of Georgia under a bilateral agreement with the Solomon Islands Government.

Representatives of Tapuaki Community High School on Sikaiana Island in the Malaita Outer Islands have received three desktop computers on Friday 7th October in Honiara.

Tapuaki Community High School is the second recipient in two weeks to receive computers under this bilateral agreement.

The Georgian Government had promised in 2012 to distribute 1000 computers to Solomon Islands through the Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.

Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. William Soaki, said the School has met the requirements to receive assistance given its geographical location and the Ministry was happy to assist upon receiving the school’s request.

School Principal, Mr Thomas Sapiuaka said they were thankful to the Georgian Government’s support and that this gift would be able to help 160 students enrolled in the School.

Rural based Schools in Malaita, Temotu, Choiseul, Western, and Makira Provinces have been beneficiaries so far under this arrangement.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade is encouraging high schools located outside of Honiara town to express their interest to be considered under the assistance. Rural based high schools are especially encouraged to apply.

Government Communications Unit