Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!
The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.
Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.
SI YU'OS MA'ASE'!
Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei
PIBBA 2013 Conference
Friday, 7 July 2017
Pictured front row L-R: Rosa Salas Palomo, Treasurer, and Senator Shelten G. Neth, Immediate Past President. Back row L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Alister Tolenoa, Secretary; Sepe, proxy for Frances Sablan, President; and Nelsin Iriarte, Historian.
The 36th Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference was a success! The conference theme, Our Pacific Voices, was highlighted in each of the conference days from June 26-29, 2017. It was natural to hear everyone singing the PIBBA song, which includes all the languages of the region, such as the following chorus: “Iokwe, Raan Annim, Kaselehlia, Alii, Aloha, Olomwaay, Hafa Dei, Tuwoh, Mogethin, Talofa.”
Among the entities that attended the conference are CNMI, Republic of Palau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Guam. The mission of PIBBA is to bring these entities together to promote cultural and language activities by disseminating information, involving communities, and encouraging quality education programs through the western Pacific.
Deep gratitude goes out to all PIBBA Conference steering committee members, and all the entities that joined us to make the 37th Anuual PIBBA Conference a memorable event that will always be remembered! Kalahngan! Si Yu’os Ma’ase’! Mesulang! Kuloh! Kinissow! Kommol! Kammagar!
Enjoy the following PIBBA Snapshots!