Welcome

Welcome to Raatior Ventures, the virtual office for Vidalino Raatior. Vid is an international educator, consultant, web designer by hobby, blogger, and a social entrepreneur. While his roots are in the outer islands (fanapi) of Chuuk, Vid now lives in Hilo, Hawaii where he serves as the Director of the Pacific Islander Student Center at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.  He is also the founder and program director of the Fanapi Foundation, the founder & principal designer for Atawe [web] Design, consultant for the Northwest Unified Schools, and co-founder and program manager for the Micronesia Dental Support Project. Previously, he served as teacher and administrator at Xavier High School and at Santa Clara University as Assistant Director for International Programs and Associate Director for the Center for Multicultural Learning.

Click here for frequently asked questions about and ways to get in touch with Vid Raatior.

“What fun things do you do when you’re not at work?”

I love spending time with my family. When I have a moment or two to sneak away, you can find me working on any number of my personal projects which which do not pay my bills, but they do keep me rooted in the needs of my people in Chuuk. You can always join me here:

  • Soccer Coach: I’m a volunteer coach for the Hilo chapter of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Come root for all the teams on Saturdays at the Bay Front soccer fields. Just look for the only Chuukese coach on the field. Sign up to volunteer at AYSO>
  • Kiva Lending Team – Join Team Keala on Kiva – Loans that Change Lives where my daughter Keala and I research together and she chooses the borrowers to lend money to from Kiva’s long list of global entrepreneurs. Join our Team on Kiva>
  • Atawe Design – If you’re a web designer with a desire to help non-profit organizations in Micronesia, join me on Atawe Design, the home-based web design venture to empower social change movements in my home country of Micronesia. Read more>
  • Chuuk Reform Movement – Join the coalition of Chuukese citizen-activists globally and locally who advocate for change in the political system back in Chuuk, Micronesia. I focus my energy specifically in the Northwest Election District of Pattiw, Namonweito, and Pafeng, but you can advocate for your own region. Read more>
  • Fanapi Foundation – I founded this US-based non-profit organization aimed at raising funds and providing technical assistance to the outer islands (fanapi) of the Northwest region in Chuuk in the areas of educational improvement, healthcare, community development, leadership training, and public benefit business opportunities. Feel free to donate via our fiscal sponsor, the United Charitable Programs based in Virginia.  Visit website>
  • Micronesia Dental Support Project – If you’re a dentist or in health-related fields and wish to volunteer, join our US-based non-profit initiative aimed at helping the dental care needs of the impoverished children in the outer islands of Micronesia. Visit website>
  • Santa Cruz WordPress Meetup –  For the geeks who wish to learn from other smart geeks, join the Meetup I founded for web designers, programmers, and developers in Santa Cruz County who use the open source software called WordPress to design websites for their clients. The Meetup continues to meet once a month in Santa Cruz.  Join the meetup >
“How do I get in touch with you?”

You can always…

  •   MeetUp to talk geek stuff