Project Palau- Week 1

This is our first week for the GlobalGiving Challenge, and we’re off to a good start. Our goal is to raise $4000 from people 50 people by December 31 for a project that benefits the National Archives of Palau.

Here are some interesting facts about the country:

-Palau is also known as Belau.

– Palau was accidentally discovered by the shipwrecked crew of Captain Henry Wilson when he reached the shores of Ulong in 1783.

-In 1947, USA began administration of Palau, and under the United Nations authority, the islands became a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

-In 1981, The Republic of Palau came into existence.

-Palau’s currency is the U.S. dollar.

-English, Japanese, Palauan and 3 other local languages are the languages spoken in the country.

-There are between 250 to 300 Floating Garden Islands, known as The Rock Islands. These islands are made up of lime stones and are typically uninhabited.

Please help us continue our good work. Support us at:

Thank you very much!!

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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