Fridays at WAM are sailing days! 2019 Trainees all ready for the water!
Voyage to Aur Atoll
WAM's ocean-going canoe on the beach at Aur in June, 2015. The voyage was monitored by scientists.
Keeping it ship-shape
A WAM trainee adds an extra coat of paint to the trim on the ocean-going canoe Jitdam Kapeel. Photo: WAM
Power to the trainees
Director Alson Kelen surrounded by the enthusiastic 2016 WAM trainees and trainers.
WAM's Binton Daniel and Isocker Anwel unloads local coconut logs to be used for various WAM products!
WAM trainees during a classroom session!
Learning is FUN!
Trainee Gene Hemos showing upcoming generation how to tie knots during WAM's Manit Day 2019 festivities.
Brilliantly-colored canoes line a beach in Long Island as they await the start of the 2002 National Outrigger Cup. Photo: Karen Earnshaw
Master of Wind and Waves
Master navigator Captain Joel Korent holds stick charts, which are key to training of novice navigators. Photo: WAM
Manit Day Presentation!
A trainee showing off products created by WAM trainees to a group of visiting school children during the WAM-MIR Manit Day Event
The Race is On
Crews prepare for the start of the Jabro race held in Ailinglaplap Atoll in 2003. Photo: Alson Kelen
A Fijian photographer rides on the fishing boat Wasabi to capture photos of a WAM canoe under sail. Photo: Karen Earnshaw
WAM-MIR Canoe Race 2019
Ready. Set. GO!!!!!
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!