I am passionate about
ActionsI believe there has been a lot of positive results from our work. I say 'our'
because I do not credit just myself for the achievements. I have a great
team. I co-lead the scale of our program from a small 6 school pilot project
in just one island to a robust 50 school program across 8 islands in 2
different countries. Through our program we've taught over ten thousand
students and have the test results to show their learning and the numbers are
growing. We've organized and empowered dozens of communities in all the
islands we serve to take matters into their own hands and develop their own
community action plans and then most importantly- act on it. These resulted
in a sea walls being erected in the islands of Kosrae and Pohnpei. Rainwater
harvesting systems being installed in various schools. Solar panels being
installed into schools without reliable power. And clean water and sanitation
being rejuvenated at one of the most under-served schools in Chuuk. We've
brought all these physical mitigation projects to life by harvesting the
local knowledge from the people who knows their communities best.