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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Kupuohi Education PROGRAM

Our K-12 ʻāina-based education program targets both public and charter schools that enroll underserved students. The multiple-visit education program provides opportunities for students to flourish through connection to the land and Hawaiian culture through kalo cultivation and the teaching of Native Hawaiian
values. Our curriculum aligns with the Office of Hawaiian Education's Nā Hopena Aʻo standards. We provide resources, lessons, and curricular support to teachers, partner with them on events and lessons, and host students, families, and faculty in the loʻi.

A Multi-Visit Experience: Sequential Lessons

Kupuohi means to flourish or to grow vigorously. Our multi-visit education program is designed to offer 4 visits throughout the year with additional opportunities to include families. Each quarterly visit focuses on a Hawaiian values based theme and offers a standards aligned lesson with a hands-on activity allowing students to reflect on lessons while experiencing various aspects of kalo cultivation. The program aims to support the flourishing of our haumāna (students) through deep connection with ʻāina (land), themselves, their kumu (teachers), and their ʻohana (family).

After one full 4 quarter cycle, students will:

  • Build important life skills through the practice of core Hawaiian values
  • Understand their own value and purpose
  • Strengthen their relationships to ke Akua, other kānaka and ʻāina
  • Develop a sense of belonging to place
  • Understand their role and ability to impact positively one’s community
  • Learn all aspects of kalo cultivation and preparation
Kupuohi Multi-Visit Education Program

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

 

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

 

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

schedule

Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.

prepare

Learn what your day at Hoʻokuaʻāina will entail and how to optimize your experience.

experience

The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.

reflect

Your voice matters. After your day with us, we invite you to take a few moments to reflect and share.

Education: Culture Matters

An intimate look at the heart of culture-based education and the indisputable evidence that children thrive in an environment that fosters a learning process they can relate to.

faq

Can we have lunch on-site?

Yes, absolutely! Most groups will stay and have their lunch at Kapalai after their time in the lo‘i, we just ask that exit the premises by 12:30p unless other arrangements have been made.

Will there be protocol?

Yes, there will be a simple protocol to begin our day. Please choose a representative to present an oli or simple introduction and explanation of your intentions for the day. Hoʻokuaʻāina will respond with a welcoming oli.

What days can I schedule visits?

We schedule events Tuesday-Saturday. When you inquire, we will check our schedule for availability and get back to you.

Is there an area to clean off and change?

Yes, we provide hoses for rinse off and a shed for changing.

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail us

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

email us

Reach Us At:

info@hookuaaina.org

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy

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