Our volunteers to Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia teach English and Maths at a local primary school, Sapuk Elementary School. They live at nearby Xavier Secondary College, a Jesuit a semi-selective boarding school for Grades 9 - 12. Students come to Xavier College from across the Micronesia chain for an opportunity to achieve the school grades that open doors to a university education. Our volunteers are active members of both communities, assisting with co-curricular activities at Xavier once their Sapuk school day is complete. The immersion in both the Sapuk and Xavier communities allows our students to get a broad understanding of this remote part of the world and the way education can provide opportunities for the local people.
- Visa Pricing TBC
“Experiences like these defy simple explanations, people so often ask me ‘So how was it?’ It’s a question I still haven’t found an adequate response to. It eclipses most adjectives our language possesses, and even with a novel’s worth of prose I would still struggle to do it justice. Everyone’s problems become one another’s here, selfishness is rare and stunning acts of kindness are standard practice. You become a better human just by existing in their company. I will leave this place a very different person than I was when I arrived. I see the world differently, I act differently and I think differently. From an entirely different perspective.”
Josh Conlon, Micronesia