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Papahana Kuaola

Hoʻokahua (Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu)

Waipao, Heʻeia, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu and Molokaʻi

Summer 2023


K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Program Information:

Oahu Program:

Haumana (K-8th grade) will be immersed in the moʻolelo and daily practices of our ancestors through hands-on experiences rooted in the native and Polynesian introduced plants that flourish within the ʻili ʻāina of Waipao. Keiki will learn and grow together to build a basic foundation of culture, moʻolelo, language, and practices through the exploration of ʻāina, environment and the natural elements that surround us. Haumana will kōkua in native plant restoration in upland and stream bank areas. They will also learn about traditional and modern food preparation styles. Recipes and take-home food bundles (paʻi ʻai) will be assembled by haumana and cooked at home with their ʻohana. 

Four 3-day sessions will be held during summer:

  • Week 1: grades K-2

  • Week 2: grades 3-5

  • Week 3: grades 3-5

  • Week 4: grades 6-8 

Location: Waipao, Oʻahu

Molokai Program:


Hoʻokahua Molokai will partner with schools and community organizations on Molokai. Papahana Kuaola staff will conduct a huakaʻi of wahi pana on the island of Molokai. Moʻolelo about these storied places and spaces will be shared with keiki. 

Location: Multiple sites on Molokai.

Program Start:

June 6, 2023

Program End:

June 30, 2023

Registration Begins:

April 17, 2023

Contact for more information:
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