Simon just sent us these photos of the hard working crew of Taumako artisans building a new Te Puke at Taumako.
Aloha Tatou, The Vaka Taumako Project of Solomon Islands is preparing for a voyage from Taumako to Vanuatu in November, 2016. The aim of this voyage is to reunite the families who have been separated for over 70 years by a closed border.
After more than 70 years of separation and loss of communications between members of a family born and raised on Taumako, a small reunion has occurred.
Highlights from Meph and Mimi’s Presentation at Kaua’i Community College 13 October, 2015
We now have a translation of the research report of social anthropologist and round-the-world sailor, Renate Westner, MA. She came to Taumako in 2007 to study the educational and life experience of children.
Dr. Simon Salopuka, of Vaka Taumako Project – Solomon Islands, will submit this report to the SI government, offering recovery recommendations in the wake of Cylcone Pam.
First images of the aftermath of Cyclone Pam on Taumako.