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Project Description

Support Hawai‘i’s Future Through Education

Hawaiian culture-based education, as it’s grown over the last decades, has been a breath of fresh air in Hawaiʻi’s public school system. Our culture, ‘ōlelo makuahine, and ‘āina have become integral in many of Hawai‘i’s schools.

Students from kānaka ʻōiwi to malihini are being nurtured in contexts that integrate academics seamlessly with project-based learning that builds connections to ‘āina and communities. Students are being empowered and inspired to apply their knowledge and passion to create positive change both locally and globally.

Some of the most innovative and impactful education is taking place at these public schools.

For this to continue, we urgently need your help. We humbly ask you to support bills that are currently making their way through the legislature that are aimed at providing vital functions across all of Hawaiʻi’s schools regarding facilities, school lunches, transportation, and early childhood education.

Please visit http://www.kanaeokana.net/advocacy to find out how to help.

Mahalo nui loa to Kaiali’i KaheleSenator J. Kalani EnglishMaile ShimabukuroSenator Dru Mamo Kanuha, and Michelle Kidani for their leadership in supporting these bills (SB 912, 937, and 939). Weʻd also like to mahalo Representative Justin Woodson for leading the charge on HB 246.

The next crucial step to these bills becoming reality will depend on Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Senators Donovan Dela Cruz and Gilbert Keith-Agaran. Please encourage them to hold a hearing on SB 912, 937 and 939 and to pass these out of their committee, in support of Hawaiian culture, language, and ʻāina based education.

Some of the most innovative and impactful education is taking place at these (Hawaiian language, culture, and ‘āina based) public schools.

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