MU-BI has provided a number of services for the Micronesian community and other service providers on the Big Island including…
- involved in educational efforts and outreach to State, County and private agencies on behalf of Micronesians and has occasionally intervened in cases where there were communication difficulties and cultural misunderstanding.
- provided expertise and worked with pastors and others in conflict resolution with the schools, housing and other social services.
- documenting some of these cultural miscommunication and discrimination cases in ways that confidentiality is protected in order to develop intercultural training tools.
- provided limited translation services through some members, but those services should be compensated as required by state law.