Category Archives: Tradition & Lifestyle

The private home for learning

About 30 years ago, every morning I went to a house in my district to learn Quran. Children of my age group gather at the house where “Dhatha” (meaning sister) tought us how to read and learn Quran. We all sat on a cement platform built in the household next to the yam fields. Dhatha… Read More »

Courageos living

Long ago, collecting rocks (gal– corals or limestone) from house reef was widespread throughout the islands. As there was no aggregate to build houses, people mined corals. Taking and collecting corals was an extremely difficult and daunting work. Men spent hours and hours under the blistering sun. People gather in the beach to collect corals. The extensive work… Read More »