The South District is not easy to access from Tarawa. Therefore, it was decided to establish a “hub” in Tab North to train local survey coordinators, who would then be sent to each island of the South District where they would work with a local assistant.
A two-day training workshop for the survey coordinators was organized Tab North. Ruute Wiram, the Island Education Coordinator, had organized the recruitment, and when the trainers arrived from Tarawa everything was prepared and they were ready to roll.
Veronique introduced the project and its objectives, while Ruteta, the supervisor and coordinator of TabNorth, lead the workshop. The participants visited a pre-school on the second day. The objective was for the trainers to practice weighing and measuring children and assisting parents and teachers in filling out the questionnaires- the activities the will be doing during the actual survey.
On Thursday April 20, Tebeeua was the first one to leave, heading for Arorae and Tamana. Next, Tekaro flies to Nikunau, Tekoa to Onotoa, Kakiree to Beru, and Teaaiti will visit Tab South.
Tibwere will help and assist Ruteta in TabNorth. The team is motivated and ready for their mission, let’s wish them all good luck