Maia from Woleai attends Saint Mary's School on Yap.
"Habele" is an all-volunteer, US-based charity, promoting educational access and accomplishment in Micronesia.
The main focus of Habele's work is providing low-income Outer Island students with scholarships to attend private K-12 schools in the Federated States of Micronesia's (FSM) four state capitals.
Maia Leta Lesarof, a second grade student at Saint Mary's School on Yap Proper, is one of the 17 students who earned a Habele tuition scholarship for the 2009-10 school year. Her home is Woleai, an isolated and underdeveloped coral atoll due west of Ifaluk and southeast of Ulithi. She is attending the school along with three other Outer Island students who received full tuition support from Habele.
Her sponsor on Yap Proper, Marcellino Yang, recently wrote to Habele asking if we might consider also sponsoring Maia's sister, Myla Faith Lemaipiye:
If you are interested in helping to send Myla to join her sister Maia at Saint Mary's then please consider donating to Habele. If you do, you may be eligible for a tax deduction, in accordance with Habele's IRS granted tax exemption status.
You can also read about Habele scholars attending Saramen Chuuk and Berea High Schools in Chuuk and those enrolled at the SDA School on Yap.