Hana 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Mālama Hāloa (Ku‘i Program)
- Hana , Koolau
- Activity takes place:
- Outdoor activity, At a community location, At school.
- During time period(s):
- Afterschool, Fall Intersession, Winter Intersession, Spring Intersession, Summer Intersession
- Agriculture, Culture, Health, Vocational
- Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
- Detailed Description:
- Training of students and community members on the traditional techniques of pounding pa‘i ‘ai and making poi, including the protocols and practice of growing and caring for kalo.
- Schedule (Days/Times):
- Program times:
In-School Program, Thursdays, 12:20–2
- Open to 5th and 6th period high-schoolers (who receive permission from their teachers) + 8th graders (selected by the Hāna School guidance counselor)
After-School Program, Thursdays, 2–3:30
- Open to K–12 students
Community Ku‘i, Thursdays, 3:30–6:30
- Open to Hāna School graduates, ‘ohana members of Hāna School students, and other adults from the Hāna community
Class Field Trips to Lo‘i Kalo in Wailua Nui, Mondays
(coordinated by Hāna School teachers)
No Ku'i program during Winter Intersession.
- Additional Information
Hāna School (Thursdays)
Wailua Nui (Mondays)
New participants can sign up on weekly sign-up sheets available on the Hāna School gymnasium bulletin board on Monday mornings (see necessary permissions for in-school programs). Students participating in Mālama Hāloa both in the In-School Program and the After-school Program are free. Those participating in the Community Ku'i Program are asked to pay $2/lb.
Please contact Mālama Hāloa Program Manager Viliami Tukuafu at email@example.com for more information.
Perpetuating practices of growing and caring for kalo occurs in Wailuna Nui every Monday.