Welcome to the Waan Aelõñ in Majel (WAM) Program! Our program is committed to empowering young Marshallese men and women by giving them the skills they need to move forward into a sustainable and happy future. The program is nearly 30 years young and plans to be around for another 30!

What’s new at WAM

  • October 18 until November 18 was a special time for WAM in world-renowned The Hague, Netherlands. A dynamic exhibition program known as Climate as Artifact was on full display in which artists, designers, scientists and society were brought together to review our perception of culture and nature. Amidst all of the Continue reading

  • September 27, 2018 was an exciting day for 22 young people, a group of 18 young men and 4 young women! For them, Graduation Day was the result of 6 months of hard work and determination. This was their time to shine, to express appreciation, and to reflect on what Continue reading

  • During the final weeks of the WAM Life Skills/Vocational Program each trainee is placed at a local business as a volunteer for two weeks. This On the Job Training (OJT) can be a life changing experience, as many employers will offer employment to the trainee upon graduation from WAM. This Continue reading

  • Every year one of the highlights of the WAM Life Skills Vocational Training Program is the Eneko Retreat. As part of the WAM NTC program, trainees are provided with the opportunity to learn traditional knowledge and skills (manit) and use them during a 4 day retreat to the islet of Continue reading

  • On Friday May 25, 2018 with sunny skies and happy faces, WAM hosted a handover ceremony for “the Project for Improvement of Transportation of Training Materials for Waan Aelõñ in Majel in Majuro Atoll.” The grant provided WAM with a Crane Truck and was funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Continue reading

Come sailing with WAM!

Join the fun of sailing on a traditional marshallese canoe. Click to learn more and reserve the ride of your life on Majuro lagoon!

Hand-made WAM products

Intricate model canoes of all sizes; elegant but strong coconut graters; historic stick charts … all these and more can be found in the WAM Catalog.
All the products are hand-made by the carpentry instructors and the trainees. All profits go back into the WAM program, making it a win-win situation for you and for WAM.

WAM Visitors Center

Showcasing Marshallese canoes and their history, the Waan Aelon in Majel’s Visitors Center is open during business hours, Monday to Friday. Call us on 625-6123 or stop by our office upstairs in the two-story building next to the A-frame Canoe House.

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If you would like to support our work, we welcome donations of any amount, which help us buy tools and material for the trainees.