Sabai Island Workshop
Over the ten days of the workshop more than fifty people attended. In fact probably more than eighty people engaged with the workshop even if they did not actually participate in the making side of things.
They included policeman, schoolchildren, teachers, men and women from Papua New Guinea and men and women from Saibai. Six of the active participants were men and thirteen were children who participated in wrapping ghost net with poly and nylon twines for the Ghost Net Saibai banner.
Due to local politics, the people only observing, consisted of PNG men and women. Otherwise most of the population of Saibai was exposed to the Ghost Net Workshop and learnt about the work of GhostNets Australia. After the first two days of the workshop we had to move into the market place as there was so much interest. The locals kindly let us take over their space under the gazebos when they realised what the workshop was all about.
Report by Gina Allain.