Nearly 1,000 community members, collaborators and volunteers took part in the 13th Annual Wai‘anae Coast Keiki Spring Fest held Friday, April 13, at a sun-soaked Wai‘anae District Park.
The free family fest featured activities for parents and their keiki up to five years old. Parents received information on financial aid, and keiki received hearing, dental and vision screenings, and keiki identification cards.
Attendees also won door prizes and took part in interactive displays and presentations, including a book mobile, an obstacle course staffed by a team from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and demonstrations by the Honolulu Fire Department via two of its vehicles.
Kamehameha Schools and six other community-focused organizations partnered to sponsor the event, which connects Waiʻanae Coast keiki and their parents with educational, developmental, and health service providers.
Events like these showcase KS’ commitment to communities’ collective efforts to improve education systems for Native Hawaiian learners by building partnerships and fostering early learning.