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Supporting vulnerable community members during lockdown

United Nations research suggests that during the global COVID-19 pandemic some of the people in the community who already experience challenges accessing support are more likely to face increased difficulty or hardship. This includes women experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and people living with disability. Supporting women The KIT partnership with Kiribati Women and Children […]

Riamarawa’s tips on being a KIT student

With training currently on hold due to the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic in Kiribati, one of KIT’s returning students is taking this opportunity to share his student journey. Riamarawa Toutou is a KIT Accounting student. Last year, he was studying a Certificate III in Accounting and this year he’ll be continuing his Certificate […]

Nursing graduate on working during COVID-19

KIT School of Nursing and Health (SONH) has produced a lot of helpful health workers, some who are now working very hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic since it arrived in Kiribati. Taorite Thomas is a KIT School of Nursing and Health alumni and valedictorian, now working for the local hospital. Since COVID-19 cases […]

BIG success

BIG have had another productive year, gaining more commissions and projects that build on the services they provide. From August to October 2021, their work for the public was focused upon furniture services. They have sold numerous furniture items, such as beds, chest of drawers, baby cots and food storage cabinets. The participants at the […]

KIT Alumni Profile: Tabuia Kautabuki

Tabuia Kautabuki is a 2016 graduate of Certificate II in Electro-Technology and Sustainable Energy. KIT graduates and I-Kiribati workers have the opportunity through the support of the Australian Government to apply for jobs in Australia as part of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM). Tabuia gained employment under this scheme in 2017 to current. […]

Employment Support Services prepare workers for international jobs

KIT’s Employment Support Services (ESS) hosted another pre-departure briefing for I-Kiribati who were heading overseas for employment in Australia. These cohorts were selected from the Ministry of Employment and Human Resource and have come together from both meat processing and aged care industries to be briefed on things to know when in country. Some of […]

Clean, green growth

  In 2021, KIT has increased its efforts to reduce the effects of waste and promote sustainable approaches to the environment through education. It has become an annual tradition for KIT Alumni to come together for rubbish clean-up days on campus and mangrove planting along the shoreline to protect against erosion. These environmentally focussed activities […]

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) pilot project

Student Support Services at KIT have been working with advisers from the Kiribati Facility on a pilot project to provide emergency period products and educate female students on menstrual hygiene management. It was identified in meetings that some female students were missing classes when having issues around their getting their period. The team decided to […]

10 questions with Australian High Commissioner, David Yardley

KIT have continued with this theme of ’10 things’ for Open Day 2021, leading on from 10 years of skills training partnership celebrated earlier this year, in an interview with the Australian High Commission to Kiribati about what education means to him and his role in Kiribati. Look out for the other Open Day campaign […]

Disability Awareness Training: creating attitudes for success

KIT recently held two Disability Awareness Training sessions for its staff and students in March and April, 2021. The training sessions were organised by Beia Temango who is undertaking his work placement for Certificate II in Community Services at KIT with the Student Support Services unit, and were presented to staff and students at the Betio Campus maneaba and the School of Nursing and Health at Bikenibeu.

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