The 13th Gender/Women Network workshop for Correctional Service of Solomon Islands are underway at Correctional Headquarter Honiara, a total of (35) participants both from Provincial Correctional Centres, Rove and HQ attended the workshop for two days
Speaking during the opening the Commissioner CSSI Gabriel Manelusi make some reflections of the achievement and challenges the CSSI women network have faced during this COVID 19 pandemic.
The theme Senior Managers conference for this year is “Sharing Knowledge Making Connection in the field of corrections”.
Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi told CSSI Gender/Women network to reprioritise your work action plan activities for next year 2022 following this theme. He reminded his female officers to discuss issues as there is a lot more work to be done to achieve the vision and mission of the CSSI Gender/Women Network. Let us all work together among yourselves as women CSSI officers and with your male colleague officers
Commissioner Manelusi encourage and challenge the CSSI Women network and all participants that our mission for next year is Gods mission with New Eyes for today and beyond.
“Eyes that we have are very important tools to find and establish good tidings for life/ for salvation, with our eyes we find food, water, money, clothing, friendship, joy, peace and love. With these eyes we find the right way to walk, the right way to think, the right way to talk, and the right way to organise/manage life, with these same eyes again we use to keep away from danger.
“But eyes do not work alone to make things right. They must also go with the heart and mind, the eyes sometimes becomes the tool whereby turns the heart/mind to make map for true direction for our purpose in life. They have to depend on each other to accomplish one mission called “Salvation for all”. “Building a strong trust within the CSSI Organisation family” – What you as a CSSI Women officers like to see in the Organisation for the next 10 – 20 years”. Says Manelusi
Commissioner Manelusi say that importantly is also eyes, heart and minds going along with time and change to make life meaningful, It means that the eyes, heart and minds of the past must change to the present to make sense of what is happening now and in the future? If you and I really like to move CSSI differently then my female officers, from now and to the future make a u turn in our character, behaviour, attitude, using your eye, heart and mind to project the future of our nation Solomon Islands
The responsibility will be on the CSSI Gender/Woman network for help our members, communities or inmates. Our achievements and successes need collaboration, cooperation and determination of all women in the CSSI to talk, work and act together. Our attitude towards work, our eye and mind of the past must change to the present towards each other, inmates, the community, our organization, only then will we be able to achieve our aims and objectives.
Finally Commissioner acknowledged the great support in terms of funding the workshop by ASIJP/DFAT.
Chairlady of CSSI Gender/Women Network Staff Sergeant Catherine Nalakia thank the Commissioner and CSSI Executive for the support and ASIJP/DFAT for funding the workshop.