Alma Wensi was a young Ni-Vanuatu from Malekula, the second largest island of the Vanuatu archipelago. In 2014, he relocated to Santo from Efate with his wife and family, where he continued to work in various roles in the Government and private sectors. In fact he was among a very few pioneers of the establishment of Digicel’s terrestrial network in Vanuatu, pre and post liberalisation of the telecommunications market.
Alma was employed by the Elwood J Euart Association in October 2016. From that moment on, the South Pacific World War II Museum project thrived on Alma skills in project management, his local experience and knowledge of Ni-Vanuatu culture and history.
Alma also assisted local communities and churches and was a Rotarian involved with community-based projects and supporting community development.
So it came as a deep shock to all involved in the museum when we heard that Alma had passed away suddenly on June 25, 2019. He had given so much to the project and had so much more to contribute, his loss will be felt for a very long time. If you’d like to learn a little more about this very special man, we have a page dedicated to him here.