Sponsor a Youth in the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Education Project                                                                                  ( A World Relief Australia Project  - www.wra.org.au )

for an Education

FIRST SIEP SPONSORED NURSE TO GRADUATE AS A REGISTERED NURSE in July 2019

SIEP’S first nurse to graduate as a Registered Nurse is Hellison Wasi. Hellison will graduate in July this year. We took on sponsorship of Hellison two years ago when she was in about to be expelled from university due to inability to pay her fees. Hellison is now graduating and so grateful she can fulfill her dream of being a Nurse. This is her story:-


My name is Hellison Wasi and I live in a male dominant family as I am the only girl with six brothers. I am the youngest and seventh child. My father was a Security Officer until he became ill and no longer able to work. My mother is a housewife and always busy raising us children. Unfortunately, none of my brothers completed school as my parents did not have enough money.


I started a Diploma of Nursing degree in 2016 and then in 2017 my father became ill. I then had no way of paying my university fees and was asked not to turn up to classes. My family and I could only pray to God that someone would take care of my financial problem of not able to pay my university fees. It was soon after my Nurse Educator, Luke Ihodi, told me about a new project called SIEP in the Solomons was supporting nurses to study. It was him who asked SIEP to help me. The SIEP program has been supporting my university fees since 2017.


Today I would like to show my appreciation and acknowledge SIEP from my heart in helping me. Your investment into the sick as a Nurse. I believe I am honest, humble and caring. I want to save lives, help people and take care of them.


As for SIEP and those who donated to sponsor me, I have nothing to reward you back but only to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! “


Hellison Wasi

SIEP’S first nurse to graduate as a Registered Nurse is Hellison Wasi. Hellison will graduate in July this year. We took on sponsorship of Hellison two years ago when she was in about to be expelled from university due to inability to pay her fees. Hellison is now graduating and so grateful she can fulfill her dream of being a Nurse. This is her story:-


My name is Hellison Wasi and I live in a male dominant family as I am the only girl with six brothers. I am the youngest and seventh child. My father was a Security Officer until he became ill and no longer able to work. My mother is a housewife and always busy raising us children. Unfortunately, none of my brothers completed school as my parents did not have enough money.


I started a Diploma of Nursing degree in 2016 and then in 2017 my father became ill. I then had no way of paying my university fees and was asked not to turn up to classes. My family and I could only pray to God that someone would take care of my financial problem of not able to pay my university fees. It was soon after my Nurse Educator, Luke Ihodi, told me about a new project called SIEP in the Solomons was supporting nurses to study. It was him who asked SIEP to help me. The SIEP program has been supporting my university fees since 2017.


Today I would like to show my appreciation and acknowledge SIEP from my heart in helping me. Your investment into the sick as a Nurse. I believe I am honest, humble and caring. I want to save lives, help people and take care of them.


As for SIEP and those who donated to sponsor me, I have nothing to reward you back but only to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! “


Hellison Wasi


OUR NEWEST SPONSORED STUDENT NURSE – EDDY ULUIWAO

Here is his story:

My name is Eddy Uluiwao and I am doing a 3-year Diploma of Nursing degree at the Solomon Islands National University. I am in in my 3rdYear of training. In 2015 I did a Foundation Science course at the University of the South Pacific, so I could qualify to study Nursing. In 2017 I started my Nursing Diploma. I was able to struggle to pay for the first Semester but since then I have not been able to pay my university fees and it is now 2019. Recently I nearly lost my future when I was advised to by the university administration to leave and not to return to classes until I pay balance of fees owing. I was distraught knowing that it would be an impossibility for my family or myself to find such money. This amount was 2 years of university fees totaling over $34,800 SBD. I tried to ask for Solomon Islands Government three times for assistance but unfortunately not successful. I strived to keep up my studies praying and hoping for help. Subsequently my classmate, who is sponsored by SIEP, informed me about the SIEP project and was able to contact Trevor Wallace, the manager. With God’s given heart I was able to have a conversation with Trevor about my problem. Although Trevor then made no promises, he said he would try and raise the funds. Soon after that my prayers were answered when Trevor informed me there was enough funds to bring my university fees up to date. My Nursing career was saved.


In my family there are my parents, 4 sisters and myself. My parents are subsistence farmers and we have survived day to day with little money. My sisters are all school drop outs due to insufficient finances to pay school fees. I am the only one in the family to reach tertiary level however the university fees were beyond my parents’ ability to pay.


I feel that Nursing is a way of me making a difference to humanity. I love Nursing because I care for people and I can use my God’s given hands to heal the sick.


With my entire heart, I cannot express how much I want to thank SIEP and all the generous people who have donated to this worthy cause. Thank you for saving my career.


Eddy Uluiwao



NURSING AND MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS - ONGOING DONATIONS

Over 2 ton of textbooks have been donated to the Solomon Islands national University Nursing School in the last year. These textbooks have been donated from Australian Nurses after doing an Australia wide campaign. Many nurses have idle textbooks in great condition gathering dust on shelves or in boxes at home. Very generously nurses have donated their textbooks so that Solomon Islands student Nurses can access knowledge. Unfortunately, the internet in the Solomons is slower than dial up, unreliable and way too expensive. So,textbooks are their best resource. The textbook campaign is ongoing. For more information contact:  or Mob: 0410519990

“NURSING ANNIE” TRAINING MANIKIN DONATED

A new training manikin has been donated to the Solomon Islands National University Nursing School by SIEP. The school did have a manikin that is over 20 years old but now they have the latest Laedl “Nursing Annie” manikin. The nurses can use this manikin to do simulated ECG tracing, CPR scenarios, tracheal intubations, take BP measurements, intravenous cannulation, listen to heart and lung sounds, insert urinary catheters (male and female), IM and SI injections, practice tracheostomy care, colostomy care. This manikin also moans, groans and cries. It also comes with a sim pad to wirelessly remotely make changes to ECGs and the sounds.