The Maiak Rural Investment Agency (MRIA) is committed to supply only the best human resource for the Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) in New Zealand and the Seasonal Work Program (SWP) in Australia respectively; in 2018 and beyond
Introducing newly made friends. Part of Ice-breaking and team building exercises on first day of training Program
Trainees are briefed on the dos and don’ts before their actual endurance training begins.
Groups coming from different island communities are briefed and mixed with other community groups so we maintain a good mix of Ni Vanuatu workforce with varying cultural backgrounds.
Trainees are taken to the practical site and instructed on the expected outcomes of the day’s activity
Trainees clearing a kava production site ready for planting. Seen here staking plant spacing for the introduction of kava seedlings.
We train interests from all walks of life who aspire to land an employment opportunity with RSE or SWP. Seen here is Mungau Dain the main actor of the famous Vanuatu movie…”TANNA”.
The camaraderie emanating from the Ten day stint on the farm is so infectious the boys are ready for any kind of task anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
Trainees get to learn innovative ways of planting traditional crops to withstand adverse dry weather conditions.
MP Bob Loughman –Minister for trade and Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu took part in the Kumala harvest as well. Trying to get the feel of the hard yard.
After ten days of work under varying conditions the trainees are all smiles as they get ready to return home and wait for seasonal employment opportunities.
Digging up Kava root for Sale.
Communal work engagement and social networking as part of the pre-training program focusing on SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY in a shared workspace
Braving the Pacific ocean to Pre-training program on Santo Island
(video incomplete...) but this is what life throws back at you sometimes...you want or need something so bad, GET UP AND GO GET IT! No matter what the circumstances may be...
Our engaging the SWP in Australia and New Zealand will capacitate our WORKERS’ knowledge and firsthand experience enough in; time management, budget management, people networking, smart team work and capacity-building.
Having engaged the SWP would see the team utilize the knowledge learned to create and sustain innovative, entrepreneurial and lucrative youth livelihood projects for concerned COMMUNAL groups; for maximized economic impact in Vanuatu.
Capacitating Kava roots for maximum root and weight yield!
Inter-cropping sweet potato with kava!