Historic Vessel Vega

This historic humanitarian relief vessel spends her time delivering educational and medical supplies to isolated island communities in South East Asia.

Vessel Name: Historic Vessel Vega
Vessel Make/Model: Built at Olve Hardanger Norway winter of 1893-94
About: Most of Vega's crew are volunteers who join us for a month or so to help us deliver medical and educational supplies to isolated island communities in East Asia.
Home Page: www.sailvega.com
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25 July 2015

The Vega Adventures A rip roaring good sea tale and its all true

Early in 1892, one of Norway's finest boat builders launched a sailing legend.

17 January 2011

Vega answers a call for help from the midwives of East Timor

In rural East Timor where health services are few and far between it is often the local midwife who not only brings babies into the world but also assists with child & woman's health - doing stand in duty as the community health worker. These are usually unpaid dedicated people whose main concern is [...]

22 December 2010

Latest Historic Vessel Vega website updates posted

Merry Christmas and all that. We just posted the latest updates to our website with lots of new pictures and information that people were always asking for. Hope you like it and would love to have your comments. www.sailvega.com

10 December 2010 | Banda Besar

Vega Delivers Educational Materials to Banda Besar

Thanks to Jotun Paints (Singapore) we were able to provide many of Banda Besar's elementary school children with exercise books, and other supplies they need, but many cannot afford.

06 December 2010 | South East Asia

September - October Vega newsletter

Well at last we have the September - October newsletter out. We do not get so far behind from being lazy but due to the complete lack of network connections on the isolated islands we deliver our medical and educational supplies to. This time of year is when we get a chance to catch up.

Vega Delivers Educational Materials to Banda Besar

10 December 2010 | Banda Besar
Thanks to Jotun Paints (Singapore) we were able to provide many of Banda Besar's elementary school children with exercise books, and other supplies they need, but many cannot afford.

When you make the equal of only a dollar a day it is often hard for rural families in isolated places to provide their children with the basic materials they need for learning. Often just the cost of transportation to and from school can be prohibitive for some. On the island of Banda Besar people do not have a bad life. Almost everything grows there and there are fish in plenty available at no great effort. The problem is procuring things that need to be purchased with money. Everything must be imported by sea and transportation costs are high. School exercise books, pencils, pens, erasers, and the like are 3-4 times more expensive than they would be in Jakarta. This means many children from poor families often go without.

This year the children of at least one elementary school on Banda Besar have been well provided for Thanks to Jotun Paints (Singapore) who not only donated materials for the students, but also other basics educational materials needed by the teachers as well. Vega was proud to deliver those badly needed educational supplies along with about 1/2 ton of additional educational supplies and 1/2 ton of medical supplies for the health posts and clinics.

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