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  1. Nearly1,000islands Learning about a new place

  2. The sea is never far away for the people who live in Solomon Islands. Welcome – Welkom

  3. Who lives here? 550,000 people

  4. People who work on big fishing boats.

  5. People who travel on smaller boats.

  6. People who set up and sell food at the morning markets.

  7. People who buy from the markets.

  8. People who live in the villages.

  9. People who live in houses with woven grass roofs.

  10. People who say Mass.

  11. Let’s take a closer look. Open your eyes and visit some of our neighbours in the Pacific Ocean.

  12. Lunch for everyone after Mass... coconut, banana, fish, taro.

  13. Children in the kindergartendancing to a song.

  14. Playing in the school yard.

  15. Running on the football ground.

  16. Students at the rural training centre learning how to fix a boat engine.

  17. Chopping the firewood.The wood is not for keeping warm.What might the wood be used for?

  18. Inside a school room.

  19. Everyone needs water. • Washing • Drinking • Cooking • Cleaning • Growing plants • What else?

  20. Caritas has helped to replace an old piped water system.

  21. Before ...Can you see the trickle of water running into the white bowl?

  22. Now ... Wow!

  23. Reading from the Word at Mass.

  24. Can you see the airport? Goodbye! Photos by: Adrian Heke, Leo Duce, Nick Borthwick, Philip Gibbs

  25. Talk about the people and the sights you saw. • What if you went to Solomon Islands? • What would you enjoy? • What can we learn from our friends in Solomon Islands?