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Climate art dazzles audience

Climate art dazzles audience

Wilmer Joel Just when we thought that the first ever Climate Week had enough activities to highlight issues for the public, a climate art showcase was formed. It was an event hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Jo-Jikum at Marshall Islands Resort inside the Lomalo Room. A line up of talented singers, […]

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

Dazzling performances at ‘open mic’

WILMER JOEL Jo-Jikum did it once again by pulling off a spectacular open mic session that featured many awe-inspiring performances and displays inside of the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) last Friday. People of all ages took the mic and stole the show with their diverse talents including poetry, arts […]

Climate art grabs interest

Climate art grabs interest

WILMER JOEL As part of RMI National Climate Week, Jo-Jikum in collaboration with United Nations Peacebuilders and the International Office for Migration (IOM), held a Climate Security Arts Workshop for the public in the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI). Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and the interns helped manage the event […]

Nuclear archive in progress

Nuclear archive in progress

A group of local NGOs and interested individuals is working on preparing a Marshall Islands Digital Archive focused on the effects of nuclear weapons testing. College of the Marshall Islands Nuclear Club, Jo-Jikum, REACH-MI, Alele Museum and photographer Chewy Lin were all present last month for a nuclear legacy digital archive workshop at CMI’s old […]

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

One Word hits Majuro, Ebeye

The premiere of the latest Marshallese and German-made movie “One Word” had the audience starstruck at Jittak-En Saturday night with its rich cinematography and unerring documentation about climate change. The movie is the outcome of the collaboration between German film team Kameradisten (Comrades) directors Viviana and Mark Uriona and local non-profit organization Jo-Jikum.It features great […]

Youth flock to climate action

Youth flock to climate action

Jo-Jikum launched its latest Climate Change and Health Arts Seminar on Monday at the College of the Marshall Islands. The seminar is engaging high school students in creating climate and health-related art through painting, poetry, traditional weaving and music. The topics the students will learn about during the two-week program include climate impacts on food […]

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

Plastic forks, spoons and straws

“As Miss Marshall Islands I hope to accomplish making this movement a law by banning all single-use plastics and eliminating the amount of waste that comes back into our shores,” said Billma Peter, the RMI’s first ever Miss Marshall Islands. She told the Journal that this coalition is compromised of a group of youth with […]

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 […]