You Can Help!

If you would like to participate in a clean-up day or sponsor a clean-up please see our activities schedule. If you would like to contribute through providing clean-up tools please contact us.

Ren omw kopwe sinei ach office Cwc Fiin Chuuk a awora pekin aninis ren osukosukun non famini.

Ka tongeni kekeri 330-8397 ika chuto non ach we office nepukos nukun sekurun Bank of Guam.

A tongeni anisuk non ekkei ran mi afat fan.

For your information our Cwc Fiin Chuuk office now has services to help with domestic violence issues in the family.

You can call 330-8397 or you can come to our office in Nepukos, behind Bank of Guam.

The times we are available to assist are below:

Detective Ginger Katzuda
Wed & Fri @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm


Monday, June 13, was a very busy day at the CWC Center.   First was the signing of the MOU between Chuuk Public Safety and Chuuk Women’s Council in support of our Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP).  This MOU will strengthen partnerships and collaboration efforts in order to address our responsibilities to maintain peace within the family and community.   An FVU officer at the CWC Center will give the women of the community opportunities to learn more about the program


The special signing ceremony was witnessed by the Public Safety Family Unit officers and participants of a reading workshop and facilitated by trainer Ms. Aileen Otoko from the Department of Education (DOE). The training was conducted in support of the eight graduating seniors who will be teaching the CWC Summer Math and Reading Program, and the mothers of the participating summer program students. 

On the 2nd floor of the Youth and Family Learning Resource Center was the kick-off of the Young Women Empowerment Program, made possible by a grant from Let Girls Learn Fund.  Experienced trained staff facilitated this program under the supervision of CWC Peace Corps Response Volunteer: Ms. Michelle Budwitz.

Ms. Evelyn Adloph, UN Coordination Specialist and UN Joint Presence Initiative FSM, made her first official visit to our center.  It was a great opportunity for us to discuss our programs and how her office can support our program activities, including the CEDAW awareness efforts.  She was impressed with what she saw and learned while observing our many activities.                                                                          

Throughout the week there were visitors who came to the center and learned about all the exciting summer activities taking place at CWC.  Among these visitors were the JICA Mission Team, lead by Mr. Ishizuka Junji, Special Advisor, Environment Management.  With him we shared our Beautification & Clean Up Chuuk programs.

Ms. Chikako Miwa from the Embassy of Japan in the FSM visited CWC to see the facility’s operations.  She was very pleased to learn about CWC’s plethora of programs and the number of community members utilizing the resources the center has to offer.

Monday, June 20th, was the official opening for the Summer Math and Reading Program. Forty excited students, accompanied by their mothers, came to the 2nd floor of the center to begin classes.  Monday through Wednesday will focus on Math & Reading, Thursday will be Kodomo cooking class for 12 of the selected students, and Friday isreserved for fun activities: music, dancing, arts, crafts, and sports.


The first day was an important orientation, in which everyone was introduced and program expectations were explained.   Due to increased demand, we have opened up another enrollment for an afternoon session to start June 27th.  Our summer program will run for six weeks.

With all these activities taking place in the library on the 2nd floor it is clear that we need to air condition this room.  We were fortunate to have received a two hundred dollar ($200.00) donation from a visiting tourist for this purpose.  However, this is insufficient for the purchase of the air conditioning we need for the library.  We are still seeking donations to purchase the needed air condition. 

Thank you and “Kinisou Chapur” to everyone and most especially the parents that have allowed their children to participate in our summer activities.  A special sincere “Kinisou Chapur” to our partners who made our summer activities possible, DOE & Chief. Aileen Otoko and the “Let Girls Learn Fund” and our Honorable Congressman Victor Gouland for funding the summer teachers, the Young Women Empowerment Program and the Kodomo Cooking Class. 

Chuuk Women’s Council hosted a celebration for International Women’s Day and FSM Cultural Day on March 31st at the Truk Stop Hotel Patio.  The event theme: “ Recognizing the Achievements of Women Who Inspire Women and Communities”.


About one hundred-fifty women from the five regions of Chuuk, including our sisters from the KAPIT organization, and our sisters from the JICA Program, government officials, religious leaders, including CWC partners from CCS and the PPVDP.  The presence of Her Excellency Ambassador Doria Rosen and Ms. Abigail Kim made the event very special.


MC Ms. Sirene F. Killion opened the conference with the introduction.  Ms. Susan Danis gave the opening prayer.  Kiki Stinnett then gave the welcoming remarks, overview of the conference and recognized distinguished guests in attendance.  Kiki gave special recognition to Her Excellency US Ambassador to the FSM, Doria Rosen for being an outstanding advocate and supporter of CWC.  Kiki highlighted the importance of the special day by acknowledging that every woman is very special with unique talents and to use their talents to glorify God and to make a difference.  She asked everyone to “congratulate the person next to you for all the wonderful accomplishments and achievements each of you have done and continue to do for your family, community, church, State and Nation.”

This celebration was an opportunity to recognize the five most distinguished achievements of Chuukese Women for 2015 to 2016.  Each woman received a certificate in acknowledgement of their achievements and contributions to the community.


1) Mrs. Alma Danis was born and raised in Chuuk, and has lived here most of her life.  She is the mother to 11 children, 42 grandchildren and 45 great grand children.  Moreover, she is considered the Mother of Chuuk as her late husband was the fist District Administrator of Chuuk.  She founded the Truk Women’s Club and organized education programs for Chuukese children.  In 1997 Mrs. Danis relocated to Oregon but did not leave her Chuukese roots behind, while in Oregon she served her community as she welcomed and assisted Chuukese people as they made transition to the mainland.  In 2016 Mrs. Danis returned to Chuuk and we are happy to have her back.

2) Ms. Ansina Kony received her nursing certificate from Walla Walla Community College in Washington, a bachelor’s degree in community health education from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in special education from University of Guam.  She has dedicated her professional life to improving the health and well-being of our community.  She has worked in the field of health and nutrition for the College of Micronesia, before moving on to the position of special education coordinator for Chuuk State Department of Education.  She has spent her personal time volunteering for civic and community organization including the Board of Education, Chuuk Women’s Council, Special Education Advisory Council and the Interagency Council.

3) Dr. Asinech Hellan Pangelian was born in Chuuk.  She attended local school and was the first graduate of Saramen Chuuk Academy High School. She made the move to the US when she finished high school in Chuuk and remained there ever since.  She received her associate’s degree in health and wellness from the College of Micronesia, a bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona, and went on to receive her doctor of optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Arizona.  She may have left Chuuk but a good part of her remains in the islands.  She founded Eye Care Micronesia (ECM).  In 2015, Dr. Pangelinan and a team of eye doctors visited Chuuk and Pohnpei.  ECM worked with local health care providers including nurses, doctors, and COM health students and teachers from both Chuuk and Pohnpei in providing eye vision screenings and exams for school age children.  They were able to see about close to 800 kids.

4) Dr. Margarita Bernard Cholymay was born on Losap Island, Chuuk.  Dr. Margarita has had several years of school and training in education.  She received her associate’s degree in general education from Suomi College, Michigan, a bachelor’s degree in bilingual education from University of Hawaii, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Guam and her doctoral degree in teach education curriculum studies from the University of Hawaii.  Dr. Cholymay has committed her professional life to improving the educational system and training the next generation of educators. For almost 10 years, she was a primary school teacher at Iras Elementary from there she worked with the national government, Chuuk department of education and College of Micronesia developing teacher training and educational curriculum.  She is an adjunct professor at Chaminade University in Hawaii.  She had dedicated much of her personal time in support of improving the lives of her Chuukese community, and throughout the years she has been the Chair and member of the Chuuk State Board of Education member of the Child Abuse and Health Services Committee, as well as several other committees in Chuuk.

5) Christine Grace Robert was born and raised on Weno.  She graduated from St. Cecilia School and Xavier High School.  She is currently enrolled as a nursing student at the College of Micronesia.  Ms. Robert is the Micronesia Challenge Young Champion Intern at Chuuk Women’s Council.  In this capacity she teaches children in grades 3-5 about environment and climate change.  She is an active member of the student body association and Peniesene Youth Catholic Association, which is also member of the CWC.

Weno Mayor Pintas Kenneth welcomed the participants and also acknowledged the presence of Her Excellency US Ambassador Rosen.  He encouraged the Chuukese women historically have significant and important roles in the family and their community.  Representing the Governors’ Office was Mr. Tracy Meter who retreated what Mayor Kenneth said.


Her Excellency Ambassador, Doria Rosen was honored for her work and support of the FSM and Chuuk State.  She gave inspiring remarks touching on the importance of education, which is the key to success. She encouraged the participants that it takes a village to educate a child and for everyone to be active participants in their community.  Education opens the doors to opportunities and allows people to become anything they strive to be. You are a role model to the younger generation and inspire other people to make a difference.

                                                                                  Our keynote speaker for this special occasion was Ms. Margarita Cholymay, PhD and one of our most distinguished Achiever. She impressed upon the women the importance for culturally appropriate and the traditional respectful ways for our elders and leaders.  Her presentation showed a sailing canoe on a journey, which illustrates the importance of teamwork and helping one another to ensure a safe and successful journey. International Women’s Day celebrates and recognizes the significant achievements and the contributions of Chuukese Women to improve the lives of their families and communities.  She went on to emphasize and encourage the women to practice their traditional roles, and to follow Christian values.  She reiterated a quote by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”

The First Lady of Chuuk State, Bersita Elimo gave the closing remarks for the day.  She thanked everyone for their roles in supporting the community.  She emphasized that education is the key to success, and it is our obligation to ensure that our children go to school.  She encourages parents to engage in their children’s schools and to support and guide their children in their studies.  She thanked all of the women, who presented at the celebration and praised them for their achievements and support of education in Chuuk.

The ceremony was followed by lunch of locally prepared cuisine and entertainment by Chuukese dance and singing groups, as well as the JICA and KAPIT women. 


All participants enjoyed the celebration and we thank everyone for their time and our sincere kinisou chapur to Truk Stop Hotel for the free venue and their support.


October was a very busy month at CWC, as we welcomed and hosted several CWC supporters at the SM Poll Memorial Center and Wellness Facility.

Representatives from Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School and from Sendai Rotary Club of Japan, Mr. Takehiko Katoh, Mr. Jun Ogata and Mr. Toru Igarashi visited and toured CWC.  Both organizations are strong supporters of our work at CWC and our educational efforts with local schools. To that end, Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School has generously donated conference tables and chairs, as well as, school desks and chairs.  These are much needed items for our workshops and training activities, and the classroom furniture will be put to good use by school children.    

Staff members, Soni Malaulau and Dr. Michael Roguski from the Pacific Prevention Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) based out of New Zealand, visited and toured our facility.  PPDVP works with local police and community organizations in the Western and South Pacific to end violence against women.  We have had a long-standing relationship with PPDVP, and they have supported our efforts to educate the Chuukese people about domestic violence.  Most recently, PPDVP underwrote our very successful Mother and Daughter/Father and Son family violence workshops that were held this past June.


Finally, we welcomed several members of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church (LDS) including Mr. Bill Davis, Mr. Ty Johnson, Mr. Koji Kodama and Mr. Hans Sorensen.  Over the last year, the LDS Church has donated supplies and resources to CWC to help enhance and improve existing programs.  They have provided us with books for the resource library, baby clothes and blankets for the mother and child program, sewing machines for the micro-enterprise projects, glucose strips and body measurement scales for the healthy lifestyle program, musical instruments for the summer camps, seeds for home gardening efforts, and a camera to document all our activities.  We are truly grateful to them for their overwhelming support!

On December 6th, 2014 the Chuuk Women’s Council hosted a dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second floor of the SMPoll Memorial Wellness Center. The second floor houses the volunteer residence, office space and the Youth and Family Learning Resource Center which includes a library, kids’ zone, computer lab and media room.  Our goal is to provide a safe and productive environment with learning materials to encourage the intellectual growth of children, youth, and families in Chuuk.

We would like to acknowledge with deep gratitude the grant from the Japan Government that has made this project possible. Kinisou Chapur!