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Aaron Kumana Set for FUND RAISING

Fundraising Launch, Support Kumana's 5 Recommendations.

A fundraising to support Kumana’s 5 Recommendations

http://aronkumana.blogspot.com/2010/05/aaron-kumanas-5-recommendations.html was launched after Kumana signed a first appreciation certificate to a sponsor from the US. The

certificate known as “Common Face” will be given to individual sponsors who like to help support the 5 Recommendations.

“ISATUNA ISUMATANA” translated in Kumana’ own language –
“Common Face” which gave himself to identify the face of himself and the president JF Kennedy which appeared in magazines, posters, TV or movie without confusing him. That’s why the common face is adopted for the certificate.

After his death (4 year ago) family members formed a committee to carry out his 5R’s. This committee did not work as all these committee members were scatted around the country.

This year 2017 Kumana’s grandson came to rescue again to
support his grandfather’s 5R’s .

With the small amount money donated from the friends oversea we started a Aaron Kumana (AK) rest house and a piggery project. This process may help us support the AK 5R’s.

HELP US TO RESCUER THE 5 Recommendations (5R's).

For more information's and wish to support the 5R's.

Contact: Rellysdom Aaron Malakana

Mobile: 677 7431602 or 677 7711354

Email: kumana.aaron@gmail.com

Family Photo's

Monday, May 31, 2010


A Ship to colect gravel at Aaron's home

Lunch time

Aaron & a ship worker

His grannies also helped out

Gender balanced as part of the culture (helping to feed)

Aaron kumana with his 2 grannies

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Picture's story

Picture 1-Aaron's Eldest daughter
Violet Kaurae
Picture 2- AK small grannies
Picture 3- Gift from the tourist to St. Ann's Kindergarten
Picture 4- A trip to Gizo
Picture 5- children ready to welcome the guests
Picture 6- St. Ann's Children received break down computers as their playing kits

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Aaron Kumana's 5 recommended Projects


Update February 29th of September 2015 

These recommendations are mainly to be proposed to the Kennedy Family for the purpose of fulfilling Kumana's promises for his community, but also to any people or tourists who wish to contribute in other ways towards the recommended projects.

1. ST ANN'S KINDERGARTEN FOR KONGU VILLAGE COMMUNITY (Name will change to "ERONI KUMANA memorial Kindergaten" 

Total funds requested: SBD$130,000.

Kumana School
St Annâ Kindergartens is the only Kindergarten that serves 3 big nearby villages. Last year 2009 registration was up to 50 children and this year, 2010, there will likely be 120 children involved but due to the small poor building only 50 are allowed this year. The project is to make a 2-story extension to accommodate classroom facilities for the Kindergarten; serve as a library and for administration use; to store playing kits for the children etc. The Kindergarten suppose to be under the rehabilitation program of the Catholic Diocese of Gizo. but due to lacking coordination body from the AK family it came to halt for a long time now (since then about 100++ children have not enter kindy till now). Funds were allocated for this project for a low cost (1 story) building. Recommendation for the elevation to (2 Story) will be sent to the Kennedy Family in America for consideration....


Total funds requested: SBD$500,000.

Before the Ethnic Tension here in our country, Aaron and his grandson Aaron Malakana, erected an eco-Resort, known as JF Kennedy Resort, ( Name will change to "Eroni Kumana Memorial & Cultural Museum") this is to accommodate visitors from overseas. However, during the Tension, the project came to a stop and during the 8.1 Earthquake/Tsunami the project collapsed leaving nothing to continue. The project had been ignored [for five years] and many visitors promised help for him but due to lack of communication, these promises were ignored.

One of the intentions of Aaron Kumana, mainly in remembrance on his friend the late president Kennedy, was his interest in recalling back to the events that took place during WWII, for the benefit of the upcoming generation. Aaron Kumana’s main idea is to have a safe environment for his friends who may visit him and so we may have a longtime friendship with the people of USA. The Project will provide the following services: entertaining our guests – our culture and tradition of our island and in turn we will learn about the USA; working opportunities for family members; provide accommodations for local visitors; have an opportunity to display and sell some of our custom items, like shell money and other crafts; an income generating project. A site will be provided for the location of the project. Community will be involved in landscaping/clearance...


Total funds requested: $40,000. Solomon dollars

At one time (late 1990) Aaron Kumana refrained from telling the story to some of the guests from America, but he was converted by a local American Business man into the importance of telling about the visitation. During 1998, Aaron Kumana and his grandson erected a shrine for honoring his friend. They raised money by selling crops at Gizo market and earned much money for the shrine. The shrine is about 2-and-a-half meters high and is attached with shell money which is tradition for honoring someone special in the community. Aaron Kumana has a strong belief that after him there will be no one to tell the story of the rescue of someone special in the world to his future generations and there will be no meaning for them. For that purpose he erected the shrine. The shrine will tell the story, for the people from our Island, of the rescue of JFK during WWII. Since we have students from primary/secondary schools visiting the site, it is a reminder and way of learning an important part of historical events that took place here in our country. It will have its own site where it may have enough space for dozens of people (guests, school children, community etc). It is recommended to be bigger than the existing one. We will contact someone expert to construct the shrine.... Funds for this project will propose to the Kennedy family USA.

Since the visitation of the National Geographic team from Washington USA, Mr. Aaron Kumana has been expecting help from them. But, however, the monument has been left untouched and he cannot afford to carry on the project. But he never gives up. During the visitation of the tourist boat this Easter 2009 a similar item, Bakia (shell money) was placed outside for Aaron Kumana's way of thanking the Americans for their honor-ship towards him, but he cannot have that privilege. Now he has a lot of dreams to fulfil for his community.


Total funds requested: $30, 00. Solomon dollars

One of Aaron Kumana’s ideas is for one of his sons to use his skill to produce furniture for the above projects. Kumana's son, Mr Gram Dick was more than 20 years in Joinery. Returning home, he is committed to helping our community by producing furniture in schools, clinics, churches etc; to help train youths how to make furniture and to involve them; provide cheaper furniture than the expensive furniture in our area; income generating project; many will learn skills from the project; it will provide better furniture at better costs for the community that families may afford. The resources needed are electric tools - drills/plane/hand mill/Generator/hand saw/tape measures/chisel/grabs/square sets...

5. COMMUNICATION is another project which is a priority for the community. 

Total of SBD $30,000.

Total cost for his 5 Recommendation is – SBD $730,000.00 
(about US$100,000.00+ One hundred thousand +)


These projects will be administrator by one from family members. He will give advice so that the project will run smoothly, aware family members not to misuse all project properties.

A committee will establish to work closely with the administrator purposely to implement and to sustain the project.

The administrator will be work permanently but may terminate his posting if he is unfaithful in his posting, and another may have the posting. Administrator will have skill in management and may work as a sales manager to advertise the organization worldwide. 

Chairperson will help assist the administrator. We include gender, male and female because we believe we may work closely together as family.

Committee members.

Office Bearers
Coordinator -Rellysdom Aaron Malakana

Treasurer -June Tama
Secretary- Martin Matiuru
Chairperson - Raymond Sore

Committee members
John F Kennedy
Graham Dick
Mary Qioso
Violet Kaurae

Monday, May 24, 2010

Aaron Kumana's Apreciation

Aaron Kumana’s appreciation

Aaron Kumana Like to thank the following who contribute in one way or the other in respond in helping him.

To Honorable Danny Kennedy for his recognition.
“Hon: Danny Kennedy his like son to me, helping out in many ways. Actually i have no ones to inform me what’s going on but always Danny Kennedy is there. I am been ignored (not proper clarification from my son) of whats going on, or to communicate or translate me what’s happening. But I believed things are made to promote my recognition.
Danny Kennedy also helped out in other ways to help my family and community. His contribution towards fund raising to help built the school & church was highly appreciated to me.

I need someone to inform me what’s happening so I need to give my thanks to them (Tourists).

Also thanks to my grand son (Rellysdom Aaron Malakana) who give some of his support for helping me with my 5 Recommendations and the site.

Someone unidentified to me
Thanks to the one on boat (Sailing ship), who gave financial to assist my sanitation project and others who contributed.
I need to inform and to know the name and who is helping out.

The carrier ship‘s crew who have a small donation to help rehabilitated him during the 2007 tsunami. To the Secretary of Navy Donald C. Winter who present me the flag.

Help build my house
People who assist build my house.
Who exactly was helping me finance my house?
What I heard was- US 5,000. (5 thousand) dollars donated by National geographic. (The house was designed by one of my son). But After I realized that it is a help from the Kennedy family. I appreciated the help provided by the family of Kennedy.

To Max Kennedy
To Max Kennedy. I saw him during his visitation in Gizo was like seeing my friend JFK. I thanked him for his support. I believed he is helping out in other ways. I have no contact of him now but I felt his heart is still in me.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aaron (Eroni) Kumana's 5 recommendations

This Year January 2010. Aaron kumana asked to send his 5 Recommendations to the Family of John F Kennedy.

Following the April 8.1 Earth quack & tsunami which displaced many of the islanders, Aaron Kumana asked to rehabilitate his community. this will bring back the living standard of his community. These 5 Recommendations are; Kindergarten School,Cultural Village include Home stay, Museum, Shrine, Joinery Project & Communication.

Anyone which to support one of this recommendation, proposal may send to you.
Please, contact Email Address - rellysmala@gmail.com

A Proposal will send to you.

From the Aaron kumana's Family
Solomon Island

Monday, April 19, 2010

Aaron kumana's grandson on his wedding celebration.

The Aaron kumana's grandson prepare for marriage.

Family Ready for work.

Preparing protein for the guests.

Operating the pig.

female ready for work.

another pig ready to be operate.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Picture's story

In the hut where he is always ready to welcome guests

AK's last build house (97 year old)

Ready for class (St . Ann's Kindy Children)

Mother's preparing their children for Class

Enjoying food with their Children

Aaron Kumana's Elder Daughter's family prepare for Eucharist Mass

St. Ann's kindergarten, Kongu Village

View from Aaron Kumana's home Village.

Donated breakdown computers for St. Ann's Children

Children enjoying Playing during session

St. Ann's Kindergarten School Building

Aarons Family pictures