Fundraising and Futsal

For the third consecutive year, the villages of Taiohae, Hatiheu and Taipivai participated in a futsal tournament in Taiohae, Nuku Hiva.  The team from Taiohae took the championship title.  On Hiva Oa, a fundraising event including traditional dance performances and a bake sale was organized to help finance a new roof for the Catholic Sacre-couer church in the village of Puamau.

L’équipe de Puamau :  mamans, jeunes du collège public  et de Sainte-Anne, ainsi que le diacre Jean-Jacques Tipahaehae, au centre. Ils n’ont pas ménagé leurs efforts pour offrir un beau spectacle  de danses traditionnelles.


AIDS Prevention in Nuku Hiva

High school students in Taiohae, Nuku Hiva celebrated international AIDS day last week collaborated with the officer for the promotion of health in the Marquesas, Stephanie Nouel, to help spread the word about AIDS.  Dressed in red and white, they stationed themselves outside the local technical academy to hand out condoms and educational pamphlets about AIDS that explain how the disease is transmitted, how it develops and how to protect yourself.

Read more in French here.


Restored site in Taipivai

A giant tohua, or ceremonial dance platform, that was restored for a Marquesan festival in 2011 has now become a tourist attraction in the valley of Taipivai, Nuku Hiva.  Beautifully restored with reconstructed platforms, new locally carved stone tikis and traditional homes, the site stands as testament to the Marquesan cultural renaissance.

See more photos here.

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Photos from a Nuku Hiva Fete

The blogger oceanien recently took some beautiful photos from a soiree featuring dance performances on Nuku Hiva.

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Raising Awareness of Marquesan Obesity and Diabetes

In the news: For the second consecutive year, the Marquesan for Development and Teaching hosted a morning of social and educational activities relating to the fight against obesity and diabetes in Nuku Hiva.  It’s great to see support for these two health challenges, which are among the islands’ biggest!

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