(Yap, Micronesia) Over 100 students, teachers, and parents convened in Colonia at the Yap Community Center in late May to support student robotic teams from Yap Catholic High School and the Yap SDA School. The inter school robotics league –and its end
(Weno, Chuuk) Students attending Chuuk High School have sent their thanks to Habele for donating English language dictionaries. The US-based charity provided the texts when approached by Vice Principal Jason Reiong.
Reiong wrote to Habele in late 2012, explaining: "I read about
The ETG “Yap Paradise Islands” Proposal (Condensed Version)
By: Henry K.O. Norman
Chinese Exhibition & Travel Group (ETG) promises all the following, if they are only granted use of Yap land for 99 years: To convert the island of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, to a “mega-gambling-resort,” in phase one including:
This Saturday, May 11th, Marshallese students, parents, teachers and service providers in Honolulu are invited to attend the 6th annual Marshallese Education Day at the New Hope Leeward Church in Waipahu. The yearly event, which began in 2008, recognizes Marshallese honor students, encourages parents to
Educators at the two independent High Schools on Yap have announced plans for a public exhibition and competition, featuring teams from their student robotics clubs.
The 2013 “Yapital Robo Day,” will highlight
Men on the remote Pacific Atoll of Lamotrek are hard at work, carving and shaping a massive sailing canoe. In addition to preserving their native traditions, they may be carving their way into the record books as they work under a tarp by the open-air mens' house on the beach.
Voyaging canoes in the Caroline Islands (modern day "Micronesia") are made from hollowed-out tree trunks for the keel. Planks are then fitted and tied in with rope made from coconut fibers to complete the sides. These graceful crafts appear symmetrical. Both sternposts and stems protrude up from the keel in forks that shoot up
Larry Raigetal of the Community Based Organization “Waa’gey” has returned to Yap, Micronesia following a planning and partnership tour in the United States.
Raigetal met with a range of public sector officials and private citizens across several states, the District of Columbia and the Territory of Guam. “It was great to talk with policy leaders, philanthropists, cultural aficionados and others. I was surprised by
A Midwestern family has renewed their support for a Micronesian girl attending a small private school thousands of miles away in the State of Yap.
Orpha Hapdei is a seventh grade student at Saint Mary's School in Colonia. Her family is from the Atoll of Ulithi, a remote outer island of Yap, Micronesia.
Orpha began attending St. Mary’s in 2011, through the Leona Peterson (1926-2011) Memorial K-12 Scholarship. The scholarship pays for
(Colonia, Yap) A two-foot long model canoe has returned to Yap, Micronesia, where it will be restored and preserved by a local group of carvers. Included in the group is the son of the man who first made the model for a special US Sailor seven decades ago.
The canoe has traveled thousands of miles on its journey home. It was carved as a gift for a US Navy sailor who served in the Pacific during World War Two. Chief Pharmacist’s Mate Francis Wilson was one of a pair of sailors who
by: Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands –
As the sun rose on May 5th a group of youth took a photo on the reef behind CMI holding cardboard cutout dots with various messages about carbon emissions, CO2, rising sea levels