Mālama Loko Ea Foundation (MLEF) will host haumana, grade 10 to post high school, in a Mauka to Makai bio-cultural learning experience focused on the wai — kai that weaves and binds through the Kawailoa ahupuaʻa.
Haumana will learn:
MLEF will partner with local community organizations to explore mauka-forest and stream habitats with North Shore Land Trust and Koʻolau Mountain Watershed Partnership, loʻi kalo systems with Na Mea Kupono, as well as the vast kai, with Mālama Pūpūkea Waimea and Sailing with I Nui Ke Aho. Haumana will explore topics of food sustainability, pono living, kaiāulu and ʻōiwi leadership.
The week will culminate with Hoʻomoana Camp—at Puaʻena. Haumana will participate in an overnight camp, building and cooking utilizing an imu, learning lawaiʻa pono practices, practing kilo kai and kilo hoku, and building pilina.
*** Priority given to haumana from the moku of Waialua. ***
Students who complete the spring program will feed into the Holomua Junior Alakaʻi—Summer internship program.