A new age-appropriate book, delivered by mail to the family’s post office box, from birth until a child’s fifth birthday. That was the ambitious plan announced by Habele in the fall of 2020, kicking off “Young Island Readers” in Yap. The program aims to place books in the hands of young children where they spend … Continue reading Thousandth Book Mailed in Innovative Yap Literacy Program
A group of off-duty US Army soldiers in Hawaii have teamed up with professors and students at two American universities to provide targeted donations of textbooks for Dr. Kris Kitalong’s students at Palau Community College in the Republic of Palau. Dr. Kitalong is a native of Palau, having taught at the College for many years. … Continue reading Targeted college book donations highlight US-Palau bonds
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!
Books headed to students in Kosrae, Island of the Sleeping Lady A group of off-duty US Army soldiers in Hawaii have teamed up with a public school on Oahu, students in the school’s Junior Naval ROTC unit, and a nonprofit founded by former Peace Corps Volunteers to send books to a school-based library in Kosrae. … Continue reading Soldiers, Students team to Donate Books to Micronesia
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
Left to right: John Yoshimori, Habele Volunteer; Denise Sumida the Pearl Harbor Elementary School Librarian; and Mr. Glenn Agusen, SSC office assistant. Hundreds of small islands are scattered across the vast Western Pacific Ocean. They are home to some of the most remote students on the planet. Diverse in culture and language, these far-flung picturesque … Continue reading Donated Library Books Head from Pearl Harbor to Remote Micronesian Atoll
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