Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Felis Pasgua (Chamorro)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guam Council IRA in partnership with PIBBA Guam Chapter promotes literacy in Micronesia

GC-IRA-PIBBA Guam Chapter book donation to Kosrae DOE 

GC-IRA-PIBBA Guam Chapter book donation to CNMI PSS 

The Guam Council IRA-PIBBA Guam Literacy Project:  As part of GC-IRA's mission to promote literacy in Guam and Micronesian, they have partnered up with the Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Guam Chapter to donate books to children in the various islands in Micronesian.  This year, Okkodo High School students participated in a service learning project that provided books for GC-IRA and PIBBA Guam Chapter to give the students of Kosrae and CNMI the gift of literacy with a collection of children's and young adult books.  The book donation was presented at the 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Kosrae, FSM.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!  Kuloh!

Friday, April 3, 2015

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

FestPac Newsletter #2

Operation Maysak Relief

Our sister islands of Chuuk and Yap have experienced extensive damage due to Typhoon Maysak. UOG President Dr. Robert A. Underwood has initiated a University-wide campaign to assist our friends and neighbors who are in dire need of our help. Please be generous in your support.

Below are areas of support where you can make a difference:

*Food/Water and Clothing/Supply Drive.  Donations need to received by April 6 and April 10 in order to make it in time for the first two shipments going out to Chuuk and Yap.

*Fund Drive. The monetary goal is $3,000. If donating by check, make it payable to “University of Guam."

*Communications Services. TADEO is available for students and community members who need to make contact with family members in the impacted areas. Point of contact is Manny Hechanova at 735-2620/1 or

All donations will be consolidated and provided to the Ayuda Foundation. For more information, contact David Okada at 735-2902 or email

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kosrae to host 34th PIBBA Conference June 23-25

Tuwoh! The 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be hosted June 23-25, 2015 in Kosrae, FSM.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.
Kuloh ma luhlahp!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2015 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro

Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan

Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian

Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog

Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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