“Weaving Connections” supports Micronesian Weavers in US Mainland

Beautiful loom-woven textiles of Micronesia display an artistry and technical virtuosity unrivaled elsewhere in the Pacific. Chief among them is the lavalava, a woven skirt from the Outer Islands of Yap State, situated in the Western Caroline Islands. A new website aims to ensure this important cultural skill is preserved among weavers who have moved … Continue reading “Weaving Connections” supports Micronesian Weavers in US Mainland

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

Despite COVID, Robotics Expands Across Micronesia

Despite the chaos of COVID, Micronesia's high school robotics rolled forward in 2019-20. This was a school year of expansion and cultivation for the Habele Robo League. Students in Kosrae were equipped and trained. Schools in Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei expanded mastery of robotics, deepening capacity and ownership. Expansion – Extending Robotics to Kosrae State … Continue reading Despite COVID, Robotics Expands Across Micronesia

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

Habele Awards Scholarships, Celebrates US-Micronesian Partnership

Sheridan Giltamag of Yap, one of twenty-two Habele tuition scholarship recipients. She will be a freshman at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei in the fall. Twenty-two students from across the four states of Micronesia were awarded tuition scholarships this week, making it possible for them to attend faith-based independent elementary and … Continue reading Habele Awards Scholarships, Celebrates US-Micronesian Partnership

“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