Chuuk youth council

Chuuk youth council

Chuuk Youth Council is an umbrella organization for youth groups in Chuuk State - Federated States o

Chuuk - End Violence Against Women 05/12/2020

Chuuk - End Violence Against Women

Intergenerational dialogue.

Chuuk - End Violence Against Women Dialogue hosted by Chuuk Youth Council. Sponsored by:Australia Embassy - KoloniaPacific WomenUN75C*C


Tirow pwan ráán ánnim. Esinesin ngeni sárááfé meinisin nón Chuuk pwún epwene wor ew ach mwiich iká fansoun pwopworóus wóón tichchikin pworóusen ewe samwaaw COVID-19.

Néúch chóón pworóus iká pénúweni kapas ren Mrs. Chaslyn Kuena Ludwig epwe fiffitikich wóón zoom.

Neenien ach mwiich epwe fis L5 Hotel ngeni ekkewe ra fen register.

Iká en mi pwaapwaiti ne katon pwan rongorong ekkei auchean pworóus iwe ka tongeni click won ei link:



The Chuuk Youth Council showed their support for the campaign by wearing their 'Eliminating Violence Against Women' t-shirts. Kinisou mei fokkun chapwur for your solidarity, C*C.

Chuuk Youth Council Sunset Vibes Registration 19/08/2020

Chuuk Youth Council Sunset Vibes Registration

Wanna hear from a COVID-19 survivor? C*C will host a virtual talk at L5 Hotel top floor with a Chuukese survivor on August 21st at 6:00 PM (Chuuk Time).

Free non-alcoholic drinks, free Wi-Fi and free snacks.

Event will only host 30 people.

If you're interested please register below.

Chuuk Youth Council Sunset Vibes Registration Please click the link to complete this form.


Chuuk áchengicheng nón neetipei


C*C crew singing "Chuuk áchengicheng nón neetipei..."


Photos from Chuuk youth council's post 11/08/2020


WHEREAS, by virtue of our commonality in cherishing our children as invaluable pieces of our lives, we honor, recognize and celebrate Chuuk’s youth, who are our progeny and hopes for our future; and

WHEREAS, our immense youth population, as the generation of the future, will be faced with the task of finding solutions to many of our toughest challenges and issues, both present and impending; and

WHEREAS, International Youth Day, observed on August 12 of every year and observed by many countries, is recognized and endorsed by the United Nations as a day dedicated to raising awareness of the potential of young people as bringers of peace, shapers of our future and agents of change; and

WHEREAS, many of our Chuuk Youth have often been entangled in Chuuk’s social challenges as a result of their limited access and options to better opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels can be enriching to national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

WHEREAS, the aim of International Youth Day in Chuuk is to emphasize the need to enable the engagement of youth by making community-based, local, state, national and global processes more inclusive of the youth, for the purpose of strengthening the youth’s voice, relevance and capacity; and

WHEREAS, Chuuk shall be committed to reaching for endeavors that will provide opportunities for young people to ensure they reach their best potential, so as to embody their true potential as bringers of peace and positive change; and

WHEREAS, International Youth Day shall be observed in Chuuk State as a 3-day event of activism, which shall commence on August 12, 2020 with a parade from the CFTI dock to the Anderson Field, where various activities will take place. The second day, August 13, 2020, there will be a Youth Conference at the Chuuk Governor’s Auditorium. The final day, August 14, 2020, will be a youth takeover at the Chuuk State Legislature, during which the youth will do a simulation of how our legislators conduct legislative hearings.

WHEREAS, the 3 days of Activism for Chuuk Youth provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and the government to collaborate in unity to promote empowerment for Chuuk’s young generation; and

WHEREAS, the 3-Day Campaign provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, activists, and governments to work together in unity during this period of heightened international attention to gain support for their local efforts in fighting violence against women and children; and

WHEREAS, Chuuk Youth Council and its partners (Island Pride, CHCC, Chuuk Attorney General’s Office, Chuuk Department of Public Safety) stands in solidarity with many countries worldwide in continuing to actively take part in this endeavor in the collective desire for a changed world where equality, innovation and peace thrive; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, Johnson S. Elimo, Governor of Chuuk State do hereby proclaim August 12, 2020-August 14, 2020 as the 3 days of honoring and celebrating International Youth Day in Chuuk State, FSM and strongly urge all present in Chuuk to observe, honor and support the activities for this momentous cause. Given under my hand and seal of the Chuuk State, this 12th day of August 2020.

Youth Take Over Legislature Day Registration 05/08/2020

Youth Take Over Legislature Day Registration

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The US Embassy in Kolonia, Pohnpei is helping the youth of FSM celebrate International Youth Day!
We encourage our young people in Chuuk to enter this contest. Good luck! ✍️💪

❗️👉🏽Bring out your inner artistic skills! Join the U.S. Embassy Kolonia Virtual Art Contest commemorating 2020 International Youth Day. 🎨✏️

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International Youth Day 12 August!

Theme: "Youth Engagement for Global Action"

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

Here in Chuuk we are celebrating by way of:

1.) Parade
2.) Art Contests & Games
3.) Youth Take Over Legislature Day

We invite all youths of Chuuk to participate!


Successful Walkathon. Thanks to all participants and sponsors.

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Behavioral Health and Wellness Program.


In collaboration with CHC and CWC.

Starting point is at CFDI. Please join us this Saturday at 6:00 AM as we walk the meaningful steps for change.

Big shout out to our generous sponsors: TRANSCO, ISLAND PRIDE, BH&W, EPA & the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei.


C*C is collaborating with Community Health Clinic Central and Chuuk Women's Council in organizing a walkathon on July 25th.

Count down starts now!!!

We want to thank our sponsors which include the Australian embassy Pohnpei, Chuuk EPA, TRANSCO and Behavioral Health & Wellness Program.


C*C in action.

Over the past three weeks, C*C has been busy recruiting new members, meeting, fundraising and discussing youth activities.

A walkathon to take place on Saturday, July 25th is one of three key initiatives to kick-start youth projects that will bring together young people for a better Chuuk.

C*C's walkathon is supported by Australian Embassy through the donation of seventy t-shirts for walkathon organizers and participants while highlighting domestic violence. Additionally, the Chuuk State Community Health Clinic - CHC is providing in kind assistance to make this event a success. Other sponsors include Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, TRANSCO and UNFPA.

The walkathon will allow members to show case advocacy points on issues ranging from Environmental to socioeconomic and Human Rights violations.

It will start at 6:00 AM from CFTI and will route back to end at its starting point. We invite the general public to join us for a good cause!


Rick Pointer, a friend who attended church with me in high school, just died from Covid. Positive test. Fact.

From Dr. Fauci.

“Chickenpox is a virus. Lots of people have had it, and probably don't think about it much once the initial illness has passed. But it stays in your body and lives there forever, and maybe when you're older, you have debilitatingly painful outbreaks of shingles. You don't just get over this virus in a few weeks, never to have another health effect. We know this because it's been around for years, and has been studied medically for years.

Herpes is also a virus. And once someone has it, it stays in your body and lives there forever, and anytime they get a little run down or stressed-out they're going to have an outbreak. Maybe every time you have a big event coming up (school pictures, job interview, big date) you're going to get a cold sore. For the rest of your life. You don't just get over it in a few weeks. We know this because it's been around for years, and been studied medically for years.

HIV is a virus. It attacks the immune system and makes the carrier far more vulnerable to other illnesses. It has a list of symptoms and negative health impacts that goes on and on. It was decades before viable treatments were developed that allowed people to live with a reasonable quality of life. Once you have it, it lives in your body forever and there is no cure. Over time, that takes a toll on the body, putting people living with HIV at greater risk for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone disease, liver disease, cognitive disorders, and some types of cancer. We know this because it has been around for years, and had been studied medically for years.

Now with COVID-19, we have a novel virus that spreads rapidly and easily. The full spectrum of symptoms and health effects is only just beginning to be cataloged, much less understood.
So far the symptoms may include:
Acute respiratory distress
Lung damage (potentially permanent)
Loss of taste (a neurological symptom)
Sore throat
Difficulty breathing
Mental confusion
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite
Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19 (even in the relatively young)
Swollen eyes
Blood clots
Liver damage
Kidney damage
COVID toes (weird, right?)
People testing positive for COVID-19 have been documented to be sick even after 60 days. Many people are sick for weeks, get better, and then experience a rapid and sudden flare up and get sick all over again. A man in Seattle was hospitalized for 62 days, and while well enough to be released, still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Not to mention a $1.1 million medical bill.
Then there is MIS-C. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. While rare, it has caused deaths.

This disease has not been around for years. It has basically been 6 months. No one knows yet the long-term health effects, or how it may present itself years down the road for people who have been exposed. We literally *do not know* what we do not know.

For those in our society who suggest that people being cautious are cowards, for people who refuse to take even the simplest of precautions to protect themselves and those around them, I want to ask, without hyperbole and in all sincerity:
How dare you?
How dare you risk the lives of others so cavalierly. How dare you decide for others that they should welcome exposure as "getting it over with", when literally no one knows who will be the lucky "mild symptoms" case, and who may fall ill and die. Because while we know that some people are more susceptible to suffering a more serious case, we also know that 20 and 30-year-olds have died, marathon runners and fitness nuts have died, children and infants have died.

How dare you behave as though you know more than medical experts, when those same experts acknowledge that there is so much we don't yet know, but with what we DO know, are smart enough to be scared of how easily this is spread, and recommend baseline precautions such as:
Frequent hand-washing
Physical distancing
Reduced social/public contact or interaction
Mask wearing
Covering your cough or sneeze
Avoiding touching your face
Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces
The more things we can all do to mitigate our risk of exposure, the better off we all are, in my opinion. Not only does it flatten the curve and allow health care providers to maintain levels of service that aren't immediately and catastrophically overwhelmed; it also reduces unnecessary suffering and deaths, and buys time for the scientific community to study the virus in order to come to a more full understanding of the breadth of its impacts in both the short and long term.
I reject the notion that it's "just a virus" and we'll all get it eventually. What a careless, lazy, heartless stance.”

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Congratulations to our Naming Contest Winner, Jordan J. Palik!
In addition to winning our grand prize with the name "Blue Prosperity Micronesia", Jordan also agreed to an interview about his connection to the ocean and his hopes for the future.

1.Tell us about yourself.
"I am a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, born on the island of Pohnpei. My father is Johnston Palik and my mother are Augustan R. Palik. I grew up in Pohnpei and Kosrae during my pupil year. I graduated from Nett Elementary School and further my education to Guam at George Washington High School. I graduated from the GWHS and continue to pursue my education at Guam Community College (on a break at the moment). Now that I am working full time in the Tourism Industry and private sector, I find it somewhat challenging and I'm experiencing what the real world really is. Life here is very tough now that the pandemic had swept on island. Nothing conquers hardships and obstacles other than hard work! Once I save up for college, I will definitely go back and resume my education as soon as the novel Coronavirus Covid-19 is containing."

2. You have mentioned that you do community service in Guam. Tell us more:
"It’s been two months I have been helping our FSM homeless brothers and sisters from all the islands states that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. I volunteered to give hand to purchase and deliver food and beverages to my neighbors and the homeless during the lockdown. I've been doing this for a month and a half. I work for no organization - this is an independent activity and I'm seeking no recognition. I wanted to help the unfortunate and people in the Community. I'm just helping where there is need."

3. What does the program name mean to you?
"The Blue Prosperity Coalition (BPC) is a very important program. To me it is a wakeup call for all of us Micronesians. Our oceans, reefs, shores, depths of the oceans shall be safeguarded by all of us. I have seen the news and other media exposing the places that are heavily polluted. Also, poorly regulated or careless reef dredging has a major impact on marine life. It is so sad to see these awful activities left unchecked. This program could better educate us about the importance of the ocean. It will play a key role in nourishment and protection to our environment. There is no escaping the fact that our coastal and reefs are deteriorating and lagging in safety and protection. I hope that this joint venture between Blue Prosperity Micronesia members, Waitt Institute, National Geographic Ocean, Micronesia Conservation Trust, Oceans 5, and the FSM government and the island state governments continues to grow stronger in developing a Marine Spatial Plan to enable us all benefit from it and our future generations as well. We are blessed by our Almighty Lord. I would like to thank the Office of the President, Federated States of Micronesia, Congress and all the good leaders who involved in this great program. This is an excellent program that was initiated by His Excellency, the Honorable FSM President Panuelo. Our Blue Prosperity Micronesia must continue to be preserved and protected by the FSM government, United States government, and the United Nations. "

4. What does the Ocean mean to you?
"I am an Ocean lover and the Ocean is a source of food and it provides oxygen and rain. It means a lot of different great things to me and people, depending on where people live. Some people, there is a peacefulness that comes from watching the ocean. You see an ocean of dark blue sea - it means that your subconscious reflects your unconscious desires. And for me it is a place of enjoyment, gathering of family and friends, and there is much more than that as I grew mature. Most importantly, the ocean is a very vital and precious for us all. In theory, we can survive without the modern amenities of today by living off the land and the ocean. We, the Pacific Islanders, depend on ocean marine resources with our lives."

Thank you, Jordan, for naming this program and for your continued dedication to a brighter future for all!

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program – Department of Finance and Administration – FSM 28/06/2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program – Department of Finance and Administration – FSM

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program – Department of Finance and Administration – FSM The temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) United States program is a new unemployment benefit that also applies to the Federated States of Micronesia. The PUA program provides temporary benefits for people who lost their jobs as a direct result of COVID-19. In FSM, the Department of Finan...

Chuuk youth council updated their website address. 24/06/2020

Chuuk youth council updated their website address.

Chuuk youth council updated their website address.


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[Saramen Fénú – Sáráfé] Chuuk Youth Light of the Land

COVID - 19 Pandemic Survey

June 19, 2020 - A group of young people convened at L5 Hotel to participate in a Pacific regional youth survey funded by the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA in collaboration with Chuuk Youth Council - C*C. This survey, seeks to capture the insights of young people within the age group of 15 - 24 on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives.

Initially, this statistical research was disseminated to Pacific youth counterparts through an online platform. However, given the limited internet access in the Federated States of Micronesia - FSM especially in the state of Chuuk where many places still lack connectivity, an exception to conduct an offline survey was made necessary. Another compelling point on C*C’s part, is the need to gather survey participants at one place within one day as the action and reporting timeline was less than a week.

Over 1 thousand USD was approved and given to C*C to organize and implement this plan. After further deliberations, officers agreed to provide incentives in the form of transport fees and refreshments to survey takers.

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