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Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator Penny Wong, recently visited Mbokona Community High School in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to inaugurate a new science laboratory. The laboratory is part of Australia’s contribution of SBD 29 million towards school infrastructure upgrades, in collaboration with Solomon Islands and New Zealand. Minister Wong, accompanied by Solomon Islands’ Minister of Education, Hon Tozen Leokana, emphasized Australia’s significant role as Solomon Islands’ primary education partner, with investments totaling SBD 720 million since 2015. This contribution has facilitated the construction and enhancement of 180 school facilities across all provinces, training for over 3,000 schoolteachers, education reforms, and expanded educational and training opportunities for Solomon Islands’ workforce.

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