Keeping traditional Micronesian canoe carving alive: modern tools based on ancient designs The outrigger canoes of the western Pacific islands of Yap are famous for their speed, performance and seaworthiness. The combination of hull shape, symmetry, and outrigger allow the craft to be quickly reversed when winds change, without the need to turn the hull … Continue reading Unique Adze Blades for Traditional Micronesian Canoe Carvers
In 2006 a group of former Peace Corps Volunteers established a US-based nonprofit to advance educational opportunity and access across Micronesia. Since that time Habele has provided book donations, awarded tuition scholarships, supported cultural mentors and created a Micronesia wide high school robotics league. For a decade and a half, Habele's unique and distinctive t-shirts … Continue reading Habele fundraising t-shirts now for sale!
Habele serves students and schools across Micronesia. A nonprofit created by former Peace Corps Volunteers, Habele supports island students by: Scholarships. Habele awards needs-based scholarships to students at Micronesia’s top rated private elementary and high schools. Books. Habele donates books to school libraries across the Federated States, and mails books directly to children before they … Continue reading Habele in 90 Seconds
Carolinian Canoes, or proas, may be the most singular, striking, and technologically complex artifact of Micronesia. Today, these Micronesian canoes remain both a useful and sustainable form of transportation, as well as a defining symbol of the people and the region. Essential to the fabrication of proas is the adze, a handled cutting tool for … Continue reading Micronesian Adze Survey