The Jimjera Project
In support of one of Camp Iakwe’s key missions, our organization will establish a philanthropic event each year during culture camp that provides aide directly to the people of the Marshall Islands.
In order to successfully grow these philanthropic efforts, we have established a partner program called The Jimjera Project. Jimjera translates to "friendship" in Marshallese and was chosen to communicate our view of Camp Iakwe’s relationship with the Marshallese community. Establishing a separate program allows us to provide support if needed throughout the year as well.
During both 2015 and 2016 camp weekend our chosen project was to develop a backpack donation program. Camp families helped stuff backpacks with school supplies that were sent to children in RMI. Everyone at camp wrote a note or drew a picture that got added to the backpacks as a way to send our jimjera and iakwe!
2017 Jimjera Project details and wish list coming Spring 2017.
- Camp kids creating cards
- Backpacks stuffed with school supplies ready for shipping
- Entering names into drawing
- Winners ready for back to school in Majuro with their new supplies