For Immediate Release

Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour Tackles Solomon Islands Literacy

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour has completed a series of seminars on Study Technology developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. Delivering to teachers and students from 31 schools in Guadalcanal, the volunteers addressed education as the key issue to improve conditions for the island.


The Solomon Islands ranks 142 of 187 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), which measures life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life. The Solomon Islands also ranks 126 out of 160 countries in the most recent United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report. The key to improving these rankings and the standard of living in the Solomon Islands is education.

“It was interesting and stimulating to attend the Scientology seminar which addressed our real needs as teachers,” said a teacher from the Lunga School.

“Now we understand what our difficulties are with our students, and why.”

“The workshop cleared my confusion about how to study and how to teach,” said a teacher from the Tamboko School. “It helps me solve the barriers of study and develop my teaching.”

“I am very grateful for this seminar on ‘The Technology of Study,’” said the senior teacher at the Verahue Primary School. “I now know their weaknesses in learning and can tell and show them what to do so that they get a good education.”

“Scientology is for people from all walks of life, any race, color, culture or belief,” says Mathew Andrews, leader of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour. “Anyone can learn more about life from The Scientology Handbook, which includes a chapter called “The Technology of Study” and 18 additional subjects, all of great importance to the individual.”

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In creating the program in 1976, L. Ron Hubbard described the qualities of the Volunteer Minister: “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

Scientology Volunteer Ministers have trained and partnered with more than 1,100 organizations, including the Red Cross, FEMA, National Guard, Salvation Army, Mexico’s International Rescue Brigade, Boy Scouts, and hundreds of local, regional and national groups and organizations, giving freely of their skills, their care and compassion. They have provided physical and spiritual relief at more than 200 disaster sites. 

Today hundreds of thousands of individuals are trained in the skills of a Volunteer Minister across 185 nations. For more information on Scientology Volunteer Ministers, visit

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