We love getting updates from our project partners and we’re thrilled to hear that the MAMA Resource Centre in Kiribati is making a big mark!
We understand that the staff at the Australian High Commission regularly drop-in to the centre and are always pleased to see it being well utilised and managed. A young i-Kiribati woman has volunteered to manage the centre and ensures that it’s open on time each day, and always clean and organised.
It is a delightful room and the children would be happy to sleep there if they could!
The main beneficiaries are the mothers and children as it is clear to them that the Women’s Centre (AMAK) with the assistance of MAMA, has provided a valuable resource and service to them. It is a place of respite for the mothers, where they can speak to other women in a secure environment while their children are more than entertained. The Reading Room offers a high quality educational facility for their children.
The MAMA Resource Centre is the great success story because it is a professional facility; the books are new, the toys new and high quality, the furniture purpose built, the room is solely dedicated to being a reading room, and is open to all. The excitement in the village when we were doing the work on the room, and when your team came for the official opening, was just amazing. The community feel so privileged that the facility is in their village.
The team has sent through an update with some ‘before and after’ photos of the centre.