Your gift will continue to expand our services to support Pasefika (Pacific Islander) students this Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023! At the Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN), we are dedicated to empowering Pasefika students and families, bridging the gap between education and opportunity. As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we face a critical challenge. Recent survey results show that more than 57% of Pacific Islander students at Bremerton High School failed math in the first semester of this academic year. This trend of underachievement has persisted for years, with Pacific Islander students consistently falling behind their peers in English, Arts, Math, and Science, and graduation rates lagging far behind the average.
Your giving spirit, with even a monthly donation of as little as $10.00, will enable us to continue vital programs, like Navigating Education, addressing these inequities, making a profound impact on Giving Tuesday. Join us in making a difference in the lives of Pasefika students, and together, we can rewrite the story of Pacific Islander education and opportunity. Thank you (Fa’afetai tele, Mahalo, si Yu’us ma’ase’, Malo aupito, Vinaka, Fakafetai, Kia ora, Kilisou, etc.) for your generosity!
Photo credit: Cristina Roark, for whomever these photos are released to.
Voices of Pacific Island Nations (VOPIN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID/EIN: 47-2497194). Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.