IT upgrade helps school in Chuuk face pandemic challenges

Amid social distancing concerns and teachers trapped off-island by travel restrictions, a small charter school in Chuuk has a new tool for educating students. Akoyikoyi School serves low-income students on the island of Weno, and has been doing it tuition free since 2011. Thanks to a partnership with Habele Outer Island Education Fund and the … Continue reading IT upgrade helps school in Chuuk face pandemic challenges

A Book a Month for Children in Yap

Beginning this school year, children born in Yap are eligible to receive a new, age appropriate book every month, from birth through age five. That's the goal of Habele’s "Young Island Readers," a program to support early childhood literacy through direct donations of book. It's made possible by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a community-based … Continue reading A Book a Month for Children in Yap

Habele Awards Scholarships, Celebrates US-Micronesian Partnership

Sheridan Giltamag of Yap, one of twenty-two Habele tuition scholarship recipients. She will be a freshman at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei in the fall. Twenty-two students from across the four states of Micronesia were awarded tuition scholarships this week, making it possible for them to attend faith-based independent elementary and … Continue reading Habele Awards Scholarships, Celebrates US-Micronesian Partnership

Lee Huddleston Scholarship Established for Micronesian Students

  Each year, in the first week of June, Habele announces the award of its K-12 tuition scholarships. These small grants help ambitious students across Micronesia attend independent primary and elementary schools, paying a large portion of their tuition and fees. This year, one deserving student from Chuuk State will receive a special, named, scholarship: … Continue reading Lee Huddleston Scholarship Established for Micronesian Students

Despite COVID-19, Robo Day 2020 Rolls Forward

Early May finds Micronesia, a nation of many small and scattered islands in the Western Pacific, one of the few countries with no confirmed cases of COVID-19. An array of prevention measures, including quarantines and social distancing, have been implemented by national and state governments in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to prevent introduction … Continue reading Despite COVID-19, Robo Day 2020 Rolls Forward

Robotics training a first for students on Kosrae

High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae are teaming up with experts to get hands-on experience with technologies of the future. Equipped with the latest in competitive robotics equipment, new robotics clubs at Kosrae High School are enjoying a mix of classroom instruction and hands on learning, exploring math and science concepts … Continue reading Robotics training a first for students on Kosrae

Habele Robotics League adds 23rd Micronesian High School

Madolenihmw High School has joined the Pohnpei Robo League, making it the 23rd high school in Micronesia to offer students the chance to design, build, and compete robots on their own, and in partnership with other high school teams. Located in Pohnlangas, Madolenihmw High School (MHS) serves students in the central east of Pophnei island, … Continue reading Habele Robotics League adds 23rd Micronesian High School

Micronesia’s Habele Robo League expands into Kosrae

High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming, and competing with their own advanced robots for the first time. Located at the remote eastern end of the Federated States of Micronesia, this island of less than seven thousand inhabitants is renowned for its pristine waters and lush mountain landscape.In partnership with … Continue reading Micronesia’s Habele Robo League expands into Kosrae

“Robo Day” Big Win for Students in Micronesia

Robo Day 2019 is in the record books for students in Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei States. After a year of training, planning, and strategizing, students from participating high schools in each of these states met to exhibit their skills in the spirit of friendly competition. For Chuuk and Pohnpei, Robo Day 2019 represented their first … Continue reading “Robo Day” Big Win for Students in Micronesia