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

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

Robotics Spreading Across Micronesia

Fourteen new high schools across Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei States have been equipped and trained to participate in the Western Pacific’s only high school robotics league. Throughout December of 2018, Habele Outer Island Education Fund provided technical instruction to staff and students from public and private high schools across these three states. The training workshops … Continue reading Robotics Spreading Across Micronesia

Parents, Educators, & Leaders talk Robots in Yap

Three students from Yap represented the Federated States of Micronesia at an international robotics competition in Washington DC this summer. One of nearly two hundred national and regional teams competing, the Micronesian students bested seasoned squads from developed nations including the United States and France. Now there is talk of expanding the modest “Yap Robo … Continue reading Parents, Educators, & Leaders talk Robots in Yap