Jo-Jikum

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

Laura residents get ‘gravity lights’

EVE BURNS  Commonly known as a go-getter councilman, Jina David joined with Laura High School seniors to distribute gravity light devices throughout Jeirok and Arrak villages last week. The project, “Gravity Lights,” is sponsored by the Majuro Atoll Local Government, the Jo-Jikum youth organization, the National Energy Office, and led by David.  People were happy […]

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

‘Your Home’ gets new HQ

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum, which means “your home,” finally has a place to call home after years of working without a roof over the heads of its Earth Champions. Jo-Jikum Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner calls the NGO and its new headquarters a “labor of love” that has come a long way from its humble […]

Telling the climate story

Telling the climate story

KELLY LORENNIJ The youth non-profit Jo-Jikum is hosting a two-week Digital Storytelling workshop on climate change, a first in the Marshall Islands, which is headed by Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Project Manager Jina David. The program is supported by the non-profit organization 350.org’s Pacific Regional Coordinator Fenton Lutunatabua and Campaigner Joseph Sikulu. The workshop […]

Jo-Jikum to focus on waste

Jo-Jikum to focus on waste

Youth climate change and environment non-government office Jodrikdrik in Jipan ene eo e Kutok Maroro (Jo-Jikum), was recently awarded $50,000 by the United Nations Development Program’s Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program to carry out a waste management project in partnership with the Majuro Atoll Waste Company. The project will be implemented through the Earth […]

Youth unleash their artistic skills

Youth unleash their artistic skills

GIFF JOHNSON An observation about summer youth camps organized by Jo-Jikum’s Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and Milan Loeak: Both of these young women are are expanding their horizons, getting out of their “comfort zones” to offer local young people numerous opportunities to express themselves in creative ways. But it’s more than providing the right environment for young […]

Reviving nuclear claims

Reviving nuclear claims

The Marshall Islands is set to take action to revive its nuclear compensation claims with the US government and to seek global recognition of March 1 as an international day of remembrance for victims of nuclear testing programs. These were key points highlighted by President Hilda Heine at Tuesday’s Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day event at […]

Creative juices flow

Creative juices flow

The first Open Mic Night on island ignited entertainment, laughter, and fun that resulted in a don’t-miss-out and must-come-again experience. The local NGO Jo-Jikum and Assumption’s Kuumba sponsored the event that included poets, rhymers, rappers, singers, storytellers, tongue twisting and beat box noise makers at the College of the Marshall Islands Ettonaak two Fridays ago. […]