Waan Aelon in Majel

Japan backs canoe program

Japan backs canoe program

Japan Ambassador to the RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka and the Director of Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) Alson Kelen signed a contract last week for a “Project for Improvement of Transportation for Training Materials for Waan Aelon in Majel.” The grant of $65,050 is funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The […]

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

‘One Island’ attracts ROC interest

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce and the College of the Marshall Islands put out a great display of “One Island, One Product” under the Staff Sergeant Solomon Sam Sport Center Tuesday as part of the Marshall Islands program for ROC President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit this week. After speaking at Nitijela Tuesday morning, Tsai […]

WAM’s unique grad package

WAM’s unique grad package

HILARY HOSIA Of the many programs funded by the National Training Council, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) stands out as the only entity to gift its students with a unique graduation package: completion of program certification, identification card, social security card, birth certificate, pizza coupon from Marshall Islands Resort and a bank account that comes […]

WAM opens doors

WAM opens doors

GIFF JOHNSON A graduation later this month will recognize a group of young people who had few opportunities in their lives earlier this year but now have multiple doors open for their future. Last month, Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) graduated a group of over 20 Marshallese following a six-month training on woodworking. On September […]

WAM celebrates new grads

WAM celebrates new grads

Abija Lometo (left) and Anje Banjo proudly displayed a polished RMI Seal plaque with President Hilda Heine last Friday during the Waan Aelon in Majel Apprenticeship Project Award ceremony at Marshall Islands Resort’s beach side. The RMI Seal was one of dozens of woodworking products made by the trainees. Various crafts done by students were […]

Vaka Motu visits Arno

Vaka Motu visits Arno

ISAAC MARTY The first service to the outer islands for the Okeanos Foundation’s Vaka Motu started last week with a visit to Arno. It departed Uliga Dock Thursday evening and arrived Arno the next morning. School supplies, medical supplies, and few passengers were delivered successfully to Malel Island. Some things were taken to Ul en […]

WAM develop youth skills

WAM develop youth skills

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) is bubbling with activities with two training programs for young people ongoing at one time. In years past, WAM sponsored one six-month life skills and vocational training program centered around canoe building and carpentry. This year, opportunity arose to run a skills training in woodworking related […]

WAM graduates show success

WAM graduates show success

Marshall Islanders who graduate from the Waan Aelon in Majel canoe building and life skills training program have a high rate of success, according to statistics provided by the program. Nearly four out of five from last year’s training are either employed, in school or returned to an outer island. Data on graduates from the […]

WAM graduates shine

WAM graduates shine

After weeks of stormy skies, the sun came out and shined on the Vocational and Lifeskills 2016 Trainee Graduation. About 120 attended the Waan Aelon in Majel event, which saw 14 young men and four young women receive their certificates for successfully completing the WAM program. The Class of 2016 all wore T-shirts they designed […]