Habele’s Robo League creates agile, capable problem solvers equipped to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the future. It offers some of the world’s most remote students the chance to master cutting edge technology.
The hands-on approach immerses students in real world designing, building, and programming. Students learn to solve complex and openended problems. The excitement and sense of accomplishment can spur a lifelong love of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (or STEM) even among students who might not initially think of themselves as “math and science types.”
Habele equips, trains and supports robotics teams at high schools across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
Island partner schools integrate robotics clubs and teams into their science and mathematics instruction. Peer-to-peer instruction between students, as well as teachers, is integral, and promotes mastery of skills. This results in state robotics leagues that are locally defined and locally driven. Technical trainers provide additional instruction and support for Micronesian teachers.
Throughout, Habele emphasizes positive competition, publicity, and predictable incentives to facilitate ownership and drive long term success. Each school year culminates in public, high stakes, multi-school robotics competitions.
Launched in 2012, the “Yap Robo League” began with just two private schools in Yap State, FSM. Through partnership with the Office of Insular Affairs, it expanded to cover public and private schools all across Yap State. The league spread into Chuuk and Pohnpei States in 2018, and launched in Kosrae in 2019. The same year students from six high schools on Ebeye in the Marshall Islands were introduced to robotics through an intensive summer camp.