Dec 14, 2011 10:53 SGT Although well known around the world Vega is little known in Norway where once she was famous. That she should be unknown in the country of her birth is a shame. As a journalist you have the power to change this by informing your readers about Vega, her history, and her current humanitarian work. We are ready to do all we can to help you with high quality images and interviews. Please, read on...
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Nov 26, 2011 15:50 SGT In cooperation with the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals Vega’s 2012 Missions of Mercy will continue to target the reduction of maternal and infant mortality by delivering donated tools, supplies, and training information to the communities we assist. It is estimated that in these Midwives and Health Workers kits reduce maternal and infant mortality by as much as 40%.
Nov 14, 2011 11:04 SGT The 120 year old Norwegian Hardanger jacht Vega was launched in 1892. She is still alive and sails an average of 7,000 miles every year delivering donated educational and medical supplies to some of Indonesia's most isolated small island communities. Vega is officially classified as an Historic Vessel and has won awards for her humanitarian service.
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Meggi was born in 1965 in Prague, studied graphic design in Germany. After a time in commercial advertising in Europe she moved to East Africa in 1991. There after a period away from her profession when she lived at the poorest village level at the Lake Victoria, Kenya she emerged determined to bring her extensive creative and professional skills to behavior change communications. Since then...
Shane studied under Capt. Irving Johnston and Mr. Jim Richardson skippered the Class “A” Brigantine Stargate in the 1982 & 84 Tall Ships races. He directed the restoration of the 1670’s replica Adventure and consulted on the Clearwater, Maryland Dove, Pride of Baltimore, the 1992 Columbus ships, and other historically accurate vessels. He also trained crews to sail several well-known...