“They have many Projects, from Mountains to Sea and support their youth to strive and achieve their goals and aspirations and further their education.
The Taramea Project is focusing on bringing balance to the reef, and the Taramea that they collect gets transferred as Nitrogen for the Taro gardens. The Taro has proved to grow bigger and faster and the youth are learning the science, naturally and practically.
Through this kaupapa, my hopes to connect and learn about the issues that are affecting the moana across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa and learn of the whakapapa connections through kōrero tuku iho as they follow the historical navigation of Te Arawa Waka, have definitely been supported. I have made a connection with Kōrero o te Ōrau and I am planning to return to Rarotonga, fully qualified, to support their Taramea Project efforts. To connect with like minded, caring and passionate Taiao Kaitiaki like Kōrero o te Ōrau, has been such a privilege and a true honour.
Next, I plan on purchasing my BC and regulators and travelling back to Rarotonga, with the remainder of my grant.”