A Native Hawai’ian Organization, recognized by Hawai’i Governors since inception.
–§9212 of the Native Hawaiian Education Act (20 U.S. 7912)
As we embark on our 2020-2021 service year, during unprecedented times, I am thankful for the challenges, opportunities, blessings, and accomplishments of the many that make up our ‘Ohana. We try always to reflect the wisdom of our ancestors, and be inspired to seek positive ways of moving forward while being mindful of our history and Kuleana (responsibility).
Our Waikalua Loko I’a is one of the largest outdoor classrooms on Oahu, having served over 100,000 visitors in the years since we began its restoration. A “piko” for our programs, partnerships and innovations for Hawaii, it has allowed us to build new bridges of opportunity for learning that foster our rich culture and embrace the best of the 21st century. A recent visitor, Henry Kapono, filmed a segment for his popular YouTube channel, a clip from it is featured at left.
O ke kahua mamua, mahope ke kukulu; the foundation first and then the building.
Mahalo for your continued support. Please consider joining us as we continue towards a future that meets the need of our community one heart, one mind, and one soul at a time.
-Herb Lee, Jr., CEO and President