Habele provides public schools and libraries with the books they need to serve their communities.
Each community school in the Outer Islands has its own small public library. The development of this system was a major aim of the Trust Territory, and in recent years the mission has been carried forward by US Peace Corps Volunteers. These small collections of books serve as the only source of reading material for readers living on remote and isolated atolls.
In order to sustain and expand these libraries, Habele supplies local teachers and librarians with regular book donations and school supplies.
In addition to purchasing and mailing materials for the Outer Island schools, Habele also serves to direct and deliver the donations of other groups and individuals. The Fund regularly employs the cash gifts of our donors to covering the mailing costs of donations such as books, pens, tote bags, t-shirts, and pencils.
Support for Asor and Falalop Elementary School libraries began as the project of Habele's founders during their Peace Corps service. Since 2006, Habele’s library development and classroom school supply programs have stretched hundreds of miles across Yap and Chuuk State. On Eauripik, an isolated Outer Island of Yap, Habele stocked an entire school and community-use library. The fund works closely with local educators and community leaders to provide useful, relevant, and appropriate materials for island readers of all ages and abilities. Contributions are also sent directly from friends of Habele. Partnerships with service organizations such as Girl Scouts Troops and Rotary Chapters complement the smaller donations of families and individuals. Habele also partners with classroom teachers and library support groups located in the US.
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