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Mauka to Makai Makaha Jr. Lifeguard Program

Mauka to Makai Makaha Foundation

Wai‘anae, O‘ahu

3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Fall 2022

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Growing up in Waianae going to the beach is a must, we have the most beautiful beaches. Having this program available to the keiki on the westside is such an asset. The instructors are so knowledgeable and connect great with the keiki. I would highly recommend this program to ALL keiki who live on the westside. --Proud Parent of a Mauka to Makai Makaha Foundation Program Graduate


Youth of the Waiʻanae coast were taught multiple ocean safety and life saving skills by trained and certified professionals.

The participants of the Mauka to Makai Makaha program were also taught how to make pāpale; they all had an opportunity to make their own pāpale. This cultural practice which was passed down from our ancestors was a great way to teach the keiki how our ancestors used the resouces around them to create beautiful pāpale.

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