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Madu in uniform  
   

Madu in uniform

Ready for school - Madu is waiting for her friends on the beach. Notice how dark it is - It is just getting light the sun is not up
Going to school The Solomon Island way

August 6th 2009
On Tuesday morning I walked with the children to school. What an adventure and again another insight to their culture. We started our walk to school about 6.20am as school at 7.30am. Madu called me at 6.15 to leave for school - we headed out over a well worn path. To set the scene - it is light but the sun is not up yet, three children 8, 9, 10, yrs head out on their own- no parental supervisi ... read more
Oceania » Solomon Islands » Guadalcanal

Solomon Islander Flag The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the bitterest fighting of World War II occurred on these islands. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malf... ... read more
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