After-School Program, ʻOhana Program
& Community Events
"Hui Mālama O Ke Kai is an after-school program, but it's also a place where self-efficacy is strengthened by celebrating traditional values, where children and families learn and create together...Hui Mālama O Ke Kai is a model for culture-based, after-school learning & we hope to be a model for the world."
- Kathy Morris, Poʻo (Executive Director) of the Hui Mālama O Ke Kai Foundation
The Latest News:
- Special Announcements
- Event & Program Updates
April ʻOhana Activity
Mahalo to all of our after-school program ʻohana who were able to join us for our April ʻOhana Activity. Our movie under the stars was a great hit! We look forward to seeing you at next month's hōʻike.
Kālai Papa me Pōhaku Kuʻi ʻAi (Poi Board and Stone Carving Class)
Hui Mālama O Ke Kai would like to send a great big hoʻomaikaʻi to all of the ʻohana who have completed our 6th Papa me Pōhaku Kuʻi ʻAi series. In an effort to support the movement of "a board and stone in every home," families met weekly to learn how to hand carve a papa kuʻi ʻai (food pounding board) and shape a pōhaku kuʻi ʻai (food pounding stone) without electrical tools. Hūlō to all those who were able to complete this phase of your journey. To all who weren't able to finish or even those who weren't able to attend this round, we look forward to seeing you next time. Keep an eye on our website for updates on the next class. Mahalo!
- HMK Keiki After-School Program
- HMK ʻŌpio After-School Program
- HMK 'Ohana Program
Hale Waʻa Community Work Day
Next Work Day TBD. Please continue to check back for updates. Mahalo!
Aloha mai kākou! Mahalo nui to all of the ʻohana who have come out so far to kōkua with the building of Hui Mālama O Ke Kai's first traditional hale on site. We still have more to do and we need all of you!!!
Please continue to check back for upcoming work days.
In the meantime, to see how else you can help or for more information on the building of the hale waʻa, please contact Kathy Morris (Poʻo, Executive Director) at
(808) 258-6717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papahana Kālai Waʻa
Mahalo to all those who have joined us in working together to carve waʻa (canoe) as well as all of our haumāna who worked diligently on carving papa kuʻi ʻai (poi boards) for future Hui Mālama O Ke Kai program use. We are currently on a break from carving the waʻa and will be starting back up again soon. Please continue to check our website for future waʻa carving dates as we work toward completing the two waʻa.
SPOTLIGHT: After-School Program March ʻOhana Activity - March Madness
Thursday, March 16, 2017
What a night!!! Mahalo nui to our 2016-2017 After-School Program ʻohana who made it out to Waimānalo District Park for our "Kickball Tourney". In the spirit of friendly competition and supporting one another, we would like to say "hoʻomaikaʻi" (congratulations) to all of the evenings participants and send out a cheer of "hulō" to "Squad 9" for having the most wins! Mākua (parents) - a special mahalo to all of you for taking the time to spend an evening with your ʻohana and for setting a great example for your children to follow! Mālama.
Hui Mālama O Ke Kai is Looking For New Team Members!
Spotlight: Kumu Alakaʻi - ʻŌpio Program
Responsible for serving as the lead teacher/coordinator (Kumu Alakaʻi) for the Hui Mālama O Ke Kai (HMK) ‘Ōpio After-school Program: A Hawaiian cultural, youth development, outdoor recreation program for 7th-12th graders in Waimānalo that focuses on cultivating pride and leadership by living Hawaiian values. The HMK ‘Ōpio Program builds upon the skills and experiences acquired in the Keiki Program and serves as the platform for leadership, mentorship and community-service learning.
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Both audio tracks were composed and performed by staff & students of Hui Mālama O Ke Kai.
Na Mary Kawena Pukui
Kamali’i ‘ike ‘ole i na helu pō
Muku nei, Muku ka malama
Hilo nei, kau ka Hoaka
‘Ehā kū, ‘Ehā ‘ole
Huna, Mōhalu, Hua, Akua
Hōkū, Māhealani, Kulu
‘Ekolu Lā’au, ‘Ekolu ‘Ole
Kāne, Lono, Mauli, Muku!
All you children who do not know the phases of the moon
Here is Muku, Muku the moon,
Here is Hilo, Hoaka appears,There are four Ku, four ‘Ole
Then Huna, Mohalu, Hua, Akua
Then Hoku, Māhealani, Kulu
There are three Lā’au, three ‘Ole
There are three Kaloa
Then Kāne, Lono, Mauli and Muku