Waan Aelon in Majel

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 […]