To educate students for Christ and service to fellow men.
Yap SDA School has about 105 students from kindergarten to 12th grade with the campus overlooking a beautiful valley and inlet. This lush, humid, and beautiful island is known for its historical stone currency. Volunteers also have many opportunities to go snorkeling or diving with giant Manta Rays, sea turtles, and dolphins. Teachers spend their days in the classroom with their students and then have many evenings to themselves to lesson plan or relax. Some evenings are spent in community service, giving worship talks, or going to school events.
|Average Fundraising Goal
|$250 - $300 per month
|1 year of college experience
|Yapese is the local language. However, most people know English and all teaching is done in English.
|Full year and semester options are available. The call typically begins at the end of July or the beginning of August. There is a required training in Hawaii at the beginning of the school year. School ends the last week of May and the SMs usually leave a few days after senior graduation.
Volunteers are responsible for their own food. The campus is about a 15-minute drive from town where there are a number of grocery store options. Rice, fish, bananas, breadfruit, etc. are all available year round. Some western foods are available at higher prices. There are also restaurants found around the island that volunteers can drive to. There are two nice resorts that have food to eat and opportunities to snorkel or dive in the bay.
Student missionaries live in furnished apartments on-campus with roommates. SMs have all the necessary kitchen appliances and dishes but are responsible for their own bedding and linens. Each apartment has its own kitchen and bathroom.