Marshall Islands youth: From wasted lives to sustainable livelihoods


Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — In a workshop overlooking Majuro’s lagoon, 45 youthful Marshall Islanders are learning woodworking and carpentry techniques, improving their English and math skills and absorbing life skills as part of a six-month program to increase their opportunities in both urban and subsistence economies in this island nation. 

The Waan Aelon in Majel, or Canoes of the Marshall Islands, program is, for the first time in its two decades of running . . .

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