September 10, 2021
From Hawaiian healing techniques to the farm-to-table movement, haumāna explored cultural activities and ʻāina-based education offered through a new collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and community partners this summer. KS provided funding for 33 Kaulu Huakaʻi Kauwela programs that enrolled 1,931 students across the pae ʻāina.
Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili engaged students in hands-on learning through Hawaiian culture-based and ʻāina education in Paʻauilo, Hawaiʻi. Photo courtesy: Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili.
Kauluakalana haumāna and kumu prepared a loʻi for planting in Maunawili at Pikoākea, Kailua, Oʻahu. Photo courtesy: Kauluakalana
A pre-K keiki made fresh paʻiʻai as part of the Kuʻi me ka ʻOhana workshop at Kuʻia Agricultural Education Center in Lahaina, Maui.
Ulu Aʻe Learning Center provided haumāna an opportunity to explore ʻāina and learn moʻolelo during a visit to Pālehua on Oʻahu.
Keiki helped to prepare a net to catch akule off Hāʻena, Kauaʻi as part of an educational activity with the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Limahuli Garden & Preserve.
Haumāna learned about cultural practices, including farming and growing food for kūpuna, through Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke’s program in Hāna, Maui.
Keiki constructed and painted boxes to dry herbs used in a cooking activity at Hoa ʻĀina O Mākaha’s farm in Waiʻanae, Oʻahu.
As part of Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo’s program that focused on a healthy watershed from ma uka to ma kai, haumāna built a mākāhā (fishpond gate) at Kaumaui, Keaukaha, Hawaiʻi Island.