Wa Kuk Wa Jimor –
Canoes Bring People Together
Waan Aelõñ in Majel (WAM) is committed to empowering the young men and women of the Marshall Islands, endowing them with the skillset essential to bring them into the global society in which we find ourselves today.
WAM uses traditional Marshallese skills for men and women as a medium to transfer needed life skills and capacity building to the youth of the Marshall Islands. The WAM program promotes sustainable economic and cultural development, national unity and self-identity.
The Waan Aelõñ in Majel Program, using the medium of canoe and boat building and basic English and math skills, directly contributes to the achievement of the national development objective of fostering economic and cultural development, national unity and self-identity. It empowers the youth of today by teaching them sustainable skills, enabling them employment and income generation in order to contribute to their family and community, reducing poverty.