Published on 2nd December 2016
In her latest update from Samoa, Catherine shares some exciting news: Read More
Published on 22nd November 2016
As she wraps up 18 months on assignment, volunteer Kathryn Bilbe reflects on her time in Samoa... Read More
Published on 21st November 2016
In her first blog post for VSA, Jane Rutledge shares what she believes "peace" means in her daily life in Solomon Islands. Read More
Published on 17th November 2016
In her latest blog post, Catherine explains her top 5 reasons why she loves teaching and volunteering in Samoa: Read More
Published on 9th November 2016
In his first blog post for VSA, Kiribati-based Volunteer David Major shares details about his recent attendance at an official function hosted by the President. Read More
Published on 14th October 2016
Stephen Soole recently journeyed up to Santo to meet beef cattle farmers. He shares his experience with us... Read More
Published on 11th October 2016
Steve Hales updates us on the successful outcome of the inaugural Tongan Mabé Pearl Handicraft & Jewellery Competition. Read More
Published on 3rd October 2016
Samoa-based volunteer Thoraya Abdul-Rassol learns to stop questioning life as a volunteer... Read More
Published on 12th September 2016
Returned volunteer Alan Withy reflects on his time in Vanuatu and the highlights of his assignment. Read More
Published on 7th September 2016
Stephen Soole is impressed with a cross-cultural performance by children at Port Vila Central School... Read More
I loved reading your blog, everything you have mentioned is right-on.. once you get over the initial shock of the heat, humidity, constant sweating, rubbish, strange smells. There is a beauty that is hard to describe, the people here in Solomon Islands are truly some of the most gentle, caring we have ever met..
We are expatriates living in Honiara, Bo works for a company long term work visa) I stay in our very comfy supplied accomodation (w ocean views) our home away from Oz..
If you wish to meet other expatriates, we would welcome you to join us, sometime.. we love to go out a cple times a week, in the evenings to enjoy a meal at one of the half a dozen restaurants or cafe's.. we particularly requent the Coral Sea to listen to our fav band there..
Here's our email addy: email@example.com. contact me/ us and I can add our contact no.s..
Ciao for now.. keep up the good work, look forward to catching up.. Veronika" - Veronika
"Wow, hard to believe you are leaving us :((( shortly. I have certainly been an enriched and blessed recipient of the knowledge and expertise "Ms Kathryn" has shared during her time here in Samoa!! The successes and challenges shared in our LTS journey and sector wide have stretched me in many capacities!! Your influence in my professional development is invaluable and for that I am deeply thankful! I will definately miss you dearly and hope you come visit our "Island Home" again. I am thankful to God for the priviledge of crossing paths with you in Samoa and for our friendship, both professionally and personally. Faafetai tele lava for all your support in every way and look forward to hearing of your next season. I am sooo grateful for the foundational/fundamental learning you've shared and the legacy you leave behind in our work at the school and we shall endeavour to keep in mind that "evidence is the measure of success" ;))) Wishing you the best in all your future plans. God Bless you my friend!!
Love & Blessings. Lagi & Jay :))" - Lagi Natanielu
"And the great thing is, that with no ciguatera there, you can eat all those delicious fish!" - Jill
"How awesome is this! Brilliant job Catherine. You are certainly making such a positive impact on everyone's lives!" - Sarah