Koror, Palau – The Sonsorol State Men’s Association (NPO), known as “Thafaas”, had recently completed the installation of the new Yamaha engines on their boat.

The group was abl e to purchase two new Yamaha engines through the Taiwan Small Grants.


“We are very grateful for this kind gesture. Now we can proceed with activities to help teach youth of our community the traditional fishing methods. Our goal is to teach the young generation [some fishing skills] to ensure food security.  Our boat will be the vessel to achieve this”, Thafaas Traditional Committee Chair Kalisto Nestor said.

The (Thafaas) Sonsorol State Men’s Association was registered as a community-based NGO last July 2016.

The primary goal of the association is to engage in activities and programs that will help improve the social, economic, and well-being of the Sonsorol State community. (PR) [/restrict]