The Community Development Division is responsible for the creation, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of leadership and capacity-building efforts of the Fanapi Foundation.
A program to bring volunteers to serve in capacity-building efforts in the outer islands. This includes Fanapi citizens living abroad to contribute their time and expertise to the capacity-building efforts of the outer islands in areas of education, health care, economic development, agriculture, environmental preservation, youth development, and other needs as identified by the respective municipalities. It also includes building partnerships with existing NGOs, colleges, and groups that send volunteers to teach or provide capacity-building services in the outer islands.
This program supports the current activities of religious and civic action youth groups in the Northwest with fundraising, leadership development, scholarships, and entrepreneurial projects.
Women Voices is a program that provides leadership development opportunities for the young women to find their voices in the communities. Mentored by older and wiser fanapi women, the Fanapi Center will help women access funds from global organizations that support women’s needs including business ventures, leadership programs, scholarships, and cultural preservation programs.
The Fanapi Public Radio will be an initiative to establish a studio for making radio programs or an actual AM Radio Station to broadcast news, information, and other weather warnings to people in the outer islands. It will include an audio-visual recording studio at the Center to record and preserve traditional chants, dances, and practices. Share these recorded segments on the Fanapi Center channel on YouTube for all interested in the preservation of these cultural art.
Responsible for creating on-the-job-training programs for COM students from the Northwest to work at the Center for scholarships, college funds, and access to all leadership opportunities. Based at the Fanapi Internet Café at the Center, the resource room would provide job training for Fanapi islanders who wish to find jobs in Guam, Hawaii, and the United States.
A political caucus is a collection of like-minded political leaders who support some common cause. The Center will be used as a central place to bring together all the national and state legislatures representing the fanapi islanders including Northwest regions to discuss, plan, and implement common programs, visions, legislations, and services for the outer islands. The Fanapi Center include office space for the state and national elected leaders to use to meet their constituents and to encourage collaboration. These elected officials will be invited to participate in a Leadership Planning Institutes to be held every summer to enable collaborative planning on common goals for the year.
To help voters understand the democratic system and the voters’ civic engagement responsibilities, the Center will facilitate a series of voter education programs in the municipalities including social analysis weekends, political debates, radio programs, and publishing online the candidates’ platforms.
Building opportunities at the Center for the outer islanders to demonstrate their traditional practices to the visiting public. These cultural preservation projects include traditional chants and dances, canoe-carving, fishing skills, hut-building, basket weaving, traditional lei weaving, and others.
Seek funding from the Micronesians in Conservation and other global funders for environmental initiatives.