Canoe Paopao Carving (Samoan Outrigger)

Carving/sculpturing is considered therapeutic and therefore Art Therapy came into existence. Carving is connected to our SWI (mental health initiative) and our summer program where the boys are involved in the carving of a full size Samoan canoe (paopao). Members of the community at times are also becoming involved. This project is in collaboration with Visitacion Strong Families VVSF, Edgewood and Faces.