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JUPTA ITOEWAKI PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Posted by on 1.26.23 in Uncategorized

Jupta Itoewaki, chairwoman of the Mulokot Foundation, is currently participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program, “A global moment in time: Peace and Justice” from Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Saturday, January 28, 2023. This multi regional project is an initiative of the US Department of State and aims at examining ways to build peace […]


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MULOKOT SUPPORTS ‘INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE’ PROJECT

Posted by on 1.25.23 in Uncategorized

“When it comes to the elimination of domestic violence, the Indigenous community should not be forgotten.” Words from Gayle Timpico, who works for the Mulokot Foundation. Ms. Timpico recently completed the “train the trainers” phase of the ‘Indigenous Communities against Domestic Violence’ project.This project is an initiative of the Projekta Foundation in collaboration with the […]


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MULOKOT FOUNDATION AND VIDS RECEIVE “SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN GIS SURINAME AWARD”

Posted by on 12.19.22 in Uncategorized

On Friday September 9th 2022, the Mulokot Foundation and the Association of Indigenous Village Chiefs in Suriname (VIDS) were awarded with the ‘Special Achievement in GIS Suriname award’. The two organizations received this distinguished recognition for their workon the creation of the map of the Wayana area in the south of Suriname. The map was […]


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TEMIKAIDOE MAKILOEWALA HONORED WITH GOLDEN GAVEL AWARD

Posted by on 10.6.22 in Uncategorized

Thursday the 29th of September 2022, marks a monumental moment for our veryown Temikaidoe Makiloewala, commonly known as Ms. Melissa. She is thesecond woman of the Mulokot Foundation to receive the Golden Gavel award. Ourchairwoman Ms. Jupta Itoewaki, previously received the award in 2020. Ms. Melissa was recognized for her passionate activism and dedicated work […]


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MAP OF WAYANA TERRITORY BREAKTHROUGH IN FIGHT FOR INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS

Posted by on 8.16.22 in Uncategorized

The creation of the Wayana Map will significantly contribute to the fight forIndigenous Land Rights. Up till now, the boundaries of the Wayana area were onlyknown through oral narratives. Recognizing the need to preserve the knowledge ofour ancestors, The Mulokot Foundation felt the need to document this information. With funding from the UNDP’s GEF Small […]


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THE ROAD TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Posted by on 6.15.22 in Uncategorized

Villagers from Indigenous communities are mostly dependent on rain water and theuse of water from the nearby rivers. The use of river water is accompanied by serioushealth hazards. In Suriname, approximately 60,000 kilograms of mercury is releasedinto the environment every year. Mercury is a highly toxic metal that is used bythousands of gold miners who […]


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WAYANA’S UTILIZE NEW AGRICULTURE METHOD

Posted by on 5.27.22 in Education

For this project, the Mulokot Foundation teamed up with the Netherlands-based Foundations for Farming. Several members of our organization as well as locals from the villages received training from our Dutch and Canadian partners in this new method. Traditionally, Wayana’s used the Slash-and-burn method for farming. This is a method of cultivation in which forests are burned […]


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The Wayana school in Kawemhakan

Posted by on 5.25.22 in Uncategorized

The Mulokot Foundation is currently working on building a Wayana-school inKawemhakan, Anapaike. This was made possible with financial aid from Belvosur,an organization that works to help children in need in Suriname. Kawemhakan already operates its own Wayana-school, where children areeducated on the beauty which is the Wayana-culture as well as languages such asDutch and English. […]


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Solar-powered boats built by Wayana’s

Posted by on 5.19.22 in Uncategorized

Wayana’s from the South-eastern part of Suriname are developing boats thatare fully powered by solar energy. The initiative was taken by Stichting Mulokot,an Indigenous organization that assists the traditional authority of the Wayana. Forthe project, Stichting Mulokot partnered with the Achuar indigenous people inEcuador. There, the technology is already in operation with the help of […]


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Mulokot Supports journey of Wayana-student

Posted by on 10.27.21 in Education

This week Stephan Koemaja starts with his last year at SPI (school for becoming a teacher). Stephan is from the Wayana village Apetina and for many years he is trying to finish his school to become a teacher at a primary school. But due to many reasons, lack of money, lack of support, motivation and […]


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The Wayana school

Posted by on 2.2.20 in Education

The last primary school we had in our village Kawemhakan, closed its doors at the start of the Surinamese Interior War and was never reopened, until recently. The Mulokot Foundation, together with Nia Tero, started a project to set up a school. At the moment there is not enough money to build our own school […]


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JUPTA IN NICARAGUA

Posted by on 1.23.20 in Education

Jupta together with Mr. Molu Kolu from Kenia. Jupta was in Nicaragua from 20 January till 27th.There she has finished her Indigenous Leadership training from the Fellowship program from Nia Tero.For this leadership program, Jupta also visited multiple strong indigenous communities in Mexico, Ecuador, and Kyrgyzstan where she had the opportunity to learn about the […]


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SOIL SAMPLES

Posted by on 1.20.20 in Uncategorized

In the second week of January, we took soil samples for our Project: New agricultural method (less slash and burn) for the Wayana and Trio indigenous in Suriname. Anielkoemar Gangadin of the University of Suriname is helping us with this project. Aniel is an entomologist (insect expert) and a specialist in fighting harmful insects in […]


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