Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (5)

This is the fifth in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here. Creation of Website Content The WeavingConnections.org domain was purchased and a draft website laid out. The site was … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (5)

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (4)

This is the fourth in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here. Further Engagement of On-Island Weavers and Craftsmen Publication of photos of initial designs and prototypes on social media … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (4)

Habele fundraising t-shirts now for sale!

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!

Pohnpei Science Fair Highlights Robotics Learning

In May, students from high schools and elementary schools across Pohnpei gathered for the 2021 Science Fair at Pohnpei Island Central School (PICS). The PICS booth showcased the achievements of the school's Robo Club, including a full scale competition game board for visitors to try their hand at directing robots through various challenges. In addition … Continue reading Pohnpei Science Fair Highlights Robotics Learning

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (1)

This is the first in a series of posts dealing with Weaving Connections, a project of Habele to sustain and preserve Micronesian backstrap weaving traditions among Island populations who’ve migrated to the United States mainland. More here Framing the Problem Though loom weaving of skirts is central to daily life in the Caroline Islands, few … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (1)

Habele in 90 Seconds

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

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