OneReef – Hatohobei (Helen Reef) – Sonsorol Traditional Stewardship Summer Program conducted by groups of elders from Hatohobei and Sonsorol including Helen Reef Resource Management Program sponsored by OneReef Organization. The program started on June 28, 2021 recruiting their young generations from age 10 to 18. On July 5th they had their opening ceremony and launched a culture and traditional stewardship with the children.
The children will be taught to learn how to weave by using coconut leaves, repair and maintain canoes and knows its parts name, southwest islanders basic medicine and first aid, Helen Reef Resource Management Program conservation’s rules and regulations, and social media.
Tuesday, July 13, the program completed repairing two canoes they their team leader showed them to wrap up the work by preparing a small feast to celebrate and thanking their ancestors for the gift of knowledge and wisdom left for generations. And still more to come on next three more weeks.OneReef – Hatohobei (Helen Reef) – Sonsorol Traditional Stewardship Summer Program