Micronesian Resource Center reaches out to village mayors to help FAS immigrants


Guam – The Micronesian Resource Center is reaching out to the island’s villages to offer its various services to immigrants from the Freely Associated States.

The MRC is a non-profit organization that is a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization of Guam. The Micronesian Resource Center offers informational and educational services like their “Welcome to Guam” orientation for new FAS immigrants. They also offer assistance to immigrants who have lived on Guam for a while. The MRC has created a “Welcome to Guam” handbook that they will be offering at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport Authority for new arrivals from the Freely Associated States. They have been working closely with the Guam Department of Education, the Guam Memorial Hospital and the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority. Aileen Namelo is the project director of the Micronesian Resource Center’s one stop shop.

“Our three main goals with the programs are education, workforce development and health. So, we will try to you know we work closely with a lot of resources here on Guam to promote our program so that we could you know assist the resources assist the government agencies or non-profit organizations to help the smooth transitioning with the Micronesians,” said Namelo.

Namelo told the Mayors’ Council of Guam that they would like to do more community outreach into the various villages to provide their services throughout the island.