This is a heavy loss for the Marshall Islands and the hole world. In the past 30 years WAM has not only trained hundreds of young people in traditional arts and life-skills, WAM also documented canoe sailing, built countless outrigger canoes and is a key institution for the transitioning to low carbon shipping by combining indigenous knowledge and modern science. We had just rebuilt and renovated large parts of the WAM campus to host more workshops for canoe building.
About me and the fundraiser: This fundraiser is officially approved by WAM. I'm a German engineer working for WAM since 2018. Sometimes on the Marshall Islands, sometimes from abroad. Right now I'm in Germany, that's why the fundraiser is in Euro.
It's difficult to donate money to NGOs in the RMI. If you are familiar with sending money to the RMI it would be better to donate directly to wam instead of using the GoFundMe fundraiser. The fundraiser is mainly for all the wam friends around the world who don't know how to send money.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a message!