Habele volunteers in California have been gathering donated stuffed animals this week for the Head Start center on Falalop Ulithi.
Overseen by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start is public pre-kindergarten program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of enrolled children.
Head Start began as a domestic US program for poverty reduction in President Johnson’s Great Society reforms, but Head Start services and support have been extended to Pacific Island nations in Free Association with the United States.
This volunteer-organized donation drive is an excellent example of how Habele works year round to fulfill its mission of supporting public schools in the Outer Islands of Micronesia. For more information on how you can support this project, or to learn about our private school scholarships, visit www.habele.org.