Australia Funds New Evacuation Centre

Australian High Commission, Second Secretary, Alexandra Little with community members of Malawai.

AUSTRALIA is funding an evacuation and youth centre in Malawai Community, in Central Kwara’ae, under Direct Aid Program funding for 2017-2018. Second Secretary, Alexandra Little and Justin Iduto’o of the Australian High Commission were delighted to visit the project at the end of March.

“We are so pleased to see the excellent progress made by Malawai community on this project,” said Australian High Commission Second Secretary, Alexandra Little. “The community has displayed great team work, commitment and organisation in bringing this project together.”

“The centre will also be used to engage youths of our community with productive activities. Mothers can use this centre to market their produce, children can be taught in this centre, to be brought up under our norms and beliefs, our way of life, and the community can utilise this centre as a hub”, said Philip Kwato’o, project coordinator of the centre.

Women of Malawai community working alongside men to build the evacuation centre.

Thank you Malawai for inviting Australian High Commission staff to your village and congratulations on the progress so far.

The Direct Aid Program is a small grants program administered by the Australian High Commission. The program is designed to assist community groups improve their livelihoods. For more information on DAP please contact Evelyn Delaiverata, by email: or contact 21561– Direct Aid Program.