Donated Library Books Head from Pearl Harbor to Remote Micronesian Atoll

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

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

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

“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