100 Organizations Have Now taken the Hafa Adai Pledge

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Guam- 8 more organizations have signed the Hafa Adai pledge today [Friday] at the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) conference room.

The pledge is part of GVB’s branding platform to promote the Chamorro culture in everyday office practices. This can mean something as simple as saying “Hafa Adai” or adopting the concept of “Hafa Adai Fridays.” The program launched in July 2010. Among the businesses that participated in the signing ceremony was Pika’s Cafe owner Lenny Fejeran. He says he and his wife returned home after 10 years to promote the Chamorro culture through their new restaurant and art gallery.

“The biggest thing for me is to provide island hospitality in ways that is kind of missed in the restaurant industry” said Fejeran. “We left in 2000. I left 10 years ago with intentions of coming home and doing this. So, now we’re back. We’ve been open 3 months.”

GVB also announced Stel Star productions was the 100th organization to sign the Hafa Adai pledge. The other businesses that participated include Adztech Advertising & Public Relations, Astumbo Middle School Elective B Team & Chant Dance Class, Big Fish Creative, Immaculate Heart of Mary Lifecorp Americorps, Lam Lam Tours & Transportation, and Athlete’s Foot Guam.