Charter School in Chuuk Aims to Revive Loom Weaving

An innovative Charter school is reintroducing old cultural skills to local students on Weno, capital of the most populous state in the Federated States of Micronesia. A distinctive form of backstrap loom weaving was once ubiquitous across the Caroline Islands, today’s Federated States of Micronesia. Now the intricate work of crafting these textiles endures only … Continue reading Charter School in Chuuk Aims to Revive Loom Weaving

New Scholarship Honors Late Micronesian Chief Justice

Habele, a US nonprofit established by former US Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Micronesia, has established a new tuition scholarship honoring the late FSM Supreme Court Justice Martin G. Yinug of Yap. Since 2016, Habele’s K12 tuition scholarships have helped students across the FSM attend independent elementary and high schools by offsetting a large … Continue reading New Scholarship Honors Late Micronesian Chief Justice

Pohnpei Robo Day 2022!

Teams of students from public and private schools across Pohnpei gathered in the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School gymnasium to showcase their robotics achievements for “Robo Day 2022.” This annual gathering offers high school robotics clubs an opportunity to close out the school year by matching skills with peers in a friendly competition … Continue reading Pohnpei Robo Day 2022!

McREL Staff Donate Books to Remote Micronesian Readers

Staff at McREL International, a non-profit educational research organization, have teamed up with Habele to provide books for school libraries in Yap State, Micronesia. Halley Halford, the Support Specialist at the McREL International office in Hawaii, spearheaded the book drive. She recruited remote peers as well as those at the Hawaii and Denver offices to … Continue reading McREL Staff Donate Books to Remote Micronesian Readers

Pohnpei high school students leverage online training for STEM development

Students at high schools participating in the Habele Robo League across the FSM are taking advantage of online training opportunities to develop new skills for their school robotics clubs. At Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei, seven students and a teacher recently completed a twenty-hour training course to become certified in the … Continue reading Pohnpei high school students leverage online training for STEM development

Books headed to schools on Woleai, Fais and Eauripik

Schools across Micronesia need books for classrooms and school-based libraries. Habele pairs individuals and groups who have books with educators in the FSM who are seeking them. We’ll even pay the postage! Micronesian schools make specific requests for books to Habele, most often elementary or high school level reading books. Volunteers, donors and other friends … Continue reading Books headed to schools on Woleai, Fais and Eauripik

3D Printers bring additive manufacturing to Micronesian classrooms

  This December, high school students in Yap and Pohnpei used their own 3D printers to successfully create three dimensional models. These cutting edge, additive manufacturing machines were provided by Habele, the US non profit that also led the training. Participating schools earned the premium 3D printers in 2020 for excellence in completing Habele’s “Robotics … Continue reading 3D Printers bring additive manufacturing to Micronesian classrooms

Habele Scholarships: Report Cards Show Achievement, Hard Work

Each year, former Peace Corps Volunteers and other Americans with a personal connection Micronesia donate to help Habele award tuition scholarships to ambitious students in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Since 2006, Habele’s K12 scholarships have ensured that bright, hardworking students have access to the best education possible. Based on need and merit, these … Continue reading Habele Scholarships: Report Cards Show Achievement, Hard Work

Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (6)

This is the sixth 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. Ongoing Work Habele continues to build and send warping boards, loom frames, and weaving tools based on its … Continue reading Micronesian Looms: Weaving Connections in the US (6)

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)