The Samoa Voyaging Socety (SVS) works to promote positive Samoan cultural values, respect for the ocean and nature, individual and social responsibility, discipline and integrity.
The SVS considers that the reintroduction of traditional sailing in Samoa will provide opportunities for youth development (sports, leadership), environmental awareness, cultural development and, potentially, tourism opportunities such as whale watching and adventure tours.
SVS is developing hands-on educational and training programmes in traditional sailing and navigation. The programmes will target young Samoan youth including school children, school leavers and other interested groups. The task of learning traditional sailing and navigation skills also develops leadership and discipline among the youth, leading to well-rounded young people capable of contributing positively to the growth of this nation.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Off the Boat
What do Samoan Voyagers do when they're not on the boat? Well, they get involved in their communities! This is a report by Ame talking about our crew, busy to spread the word about how to be good to the environment we all depend on and planting trees.
It was a successful morning, of September 30th, 2011.
We've managed to plant 100 native trees, including fetau, filimoto and leva.
Now it's a matter of keeping them alive and we will continue to work together with the MNRE maintenance team.
It looks good so far, and am sure the new conservation park in two to five years time will be the Vaatele Gaualofas contribution by reducing polution at the Vaitele industrial zone.
While you're in Samoa, it would be great to see you during the watering sessions, don't forget to bring few gallons with you.