Tamahere volunteer back home


Tamahere Forum editor Philippa Stevenson has returned home after six months volunteering in the Solomon Islands.

Stevenson, a journalist who founded Tamahere Forum in 2008, was based in Honiara from last September until this month with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) on an assignment to educate Solomon Island journalists.

Philippa Stevenson, fourth from left, with some of her Solomon Island journalist colleagues and VSA Solomon Islands manager Morgan Hanks, second from left.

“It was an amazing adventure and I can highly recommend volunteering in international development,” she said of the VSA-funded experience.

Stevenson recorded some of her observations of the Solomon Islands and her experiences there in a series of columns published on Stuff, including reflections on her last days in Honiara.

She was also interviewed for RNZ’s Summer Times here.

Earlier columns: Women making their mark in the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands experience provides lessons to improve our lives

Solomon Islands, where your secondhand clothes find new owners

We don’t know how lucky we are in New Zealand

For more information on volunteering see here at VSA.

2 thoughts on “Tamahere volunteer back home

  • March 18, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Welcome home Pip would love to catch up x

    • March 19, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Jill.


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