Each quarter we focus on one of our core Hawaiian values. A variety of lessons based on the theme have been developed as a resource for our teachers, schools, and mentoring program participants to supplement the hands-on learning that occurs onsite.
As a main staple of the Hawaiian people, kalo is considered sacred and treated with great respect. To lay the foundation for the year, students are introduced to the mindset and importance of respect and how it relates to all aspects of their lives.
An exploration into the Hawaiian concept of well-being grounded in a relationship with ke Akua, kānaka, ʻāina & kai. Students are challenged to be intentional and purposeful in fostering those relationships to benefit themselves and thrive in a state of lōkahi.
Students are provoked to grow in their understanding and practice of being community-minded by working on a collective task. They will realize their connection to the larger whole and the power they have to impact and positively contribute to their community.
Hawaiians measured wealth and abundance by the amount of food and resources that could be produced and shared. Students celebrate the abundance of the ʻāina by preparing and eating the kalo they helped cultivate throughout the year literally enjoying the “fruits of their labor.”
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The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.
Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.
916E Auloa Rd.
Kailua, HI 96734
P.O. Box 342146
Kailua, HI 96734
Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization