I have been meeting with the key leaders of groups on ILV. I am aiming to pilot a solar oven programme, a bakery project and a compost toilet system. I also plan to conduct surveys for medical work, and work with the schools. We are looking into developing education programs in business, marine management, forest management, and health promotion. My goal is to gather a team of families together to take on the solar ovens and create a solar oven bakery. This will involve working closely with the women on the island.
I have a busy itinerary. Today I am trying to concentrate on communication as next week I’ll be travelling around the island, developing a close team for the solar oven solution here in ILV. I am enjoying the graciousness of Port Morgan a loaned Kayak to get in and out to my boat and the fabulously lovely folks here. I will also be looking for artisans to purchase art work for Bonnie and my shop in Bristol to help to develop opportunities for the locals.
Having a great time also. The ship “Star of the Sea’ is here. We had a great jam session and ate Paiai (a fabulous lobster rice dish). There is also a music festival here over the next couple of days so I’ll post some more photos up after that!