jink.one created the It’s What You See series to support the program Capturing old Knowledge. There are about 80 aging fishermen still living on the islands of Jibondo, Shungi mbili and Chole, almost all of them denied the opportunity of formal education. When they were young, the coral reefs were richer, more colorful, more diverse. Since then, much of the sea life has disappeared.
The Ropes of Hope project has relied heavily on the wisdom of the elders and feels it is imperative to formally record the lifetimes of learning about this environment and to use this wealth of indigenous technical knowledge to guide our strategies going forward and to inspire the youth from these islands to take control of managing their resources for a sustainable future.