Each month, the HMKF ʻOhana Program coordinates an ʻohana activity specifically for the families of our after-school program students. It's all about providing an opportunity for our families to interact with one another in a positive way and encouraging everyone to be thoughtful while spending quality time together.
The HMKF 'Ohana Program also provides programming to the community at-large. We coordinate and host events that encourage our neighbors to join us in perpetuating cultural practices, strengthening family ties and helping us to build a stronger community.
Movie Under the Stars
April 13, 2017
ʻOhana of our Keiki and ʻŌpio after-school programs enjoyed a movie and food together under the stars at our Hui Mālama O Ke Kai site. During a week where the students focused on the value naʻauao - enlightenment, families watched the movie Moana and were able to recognize the importance of opening ourselves up to receiving knowledge in order to fulfill the destiny that our kūpuna have laid out for us.
March Madness - Kickball Tourney
March 16, 2017
ʻOhana of our Keiki and ʻŌpio after-school programs took part in our family strengthening activity promoting the Hawaiian value of akahai - kindness through friendly competition and great sportsmanship. It was an evening of ʻono food, great company and overall fun for all ages.
Kālai Papa me Pōhaku Kuʻi ʻAi
October 2016-February 2017
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!
February 16, 2017
ʻOhana of our Keiki and ʻŌpio after-school programs enjoyed an evening of bingo, ʻono food and even better fellowship. ʻŌpū and naʻau were filled with lūʻau stew prepared by the wonderful Kassebeer ʻohana and kalo paʻa prepared by the haumāna of Hui Mālama O Ke Kai. Families were able to play together and win prizes generously donated by various community partners. Mahalo nui to Target of Honolulu, Subway Waimānalo, Shima's Market, ʻAi Love Nalo, and Hawaiian Island Cafe for your aloha.
January 14, 2017
Mahalo to the Wilhelm ʻohana and Hoʻokuaʻāina for welcoming our families to your ʻāina to mālama iā Hāloa. Mahalo to all of the ʻohana who were able to make it. Your hard work helped to move the farm that much closer to their goals!!!
December 10, 2017
Hui Mālama O Ke Kai participated in another Waimānalo Christmas Parade, an annual tradition for our program and the community. Staff, participants and family members came together to build a float supporting a theme of "Hui Mālama O Ke Kai, a Home for Waimānalo." Mahalo to all those who supported the efforts as well as all of the haumāna who were able to share their beautiful voices and aloha with the community during the parade.
November 17, 2017
In an effort to promote over all health and wellness of our community, Hui Mālama O Ke Kai hosted our second annual Lomilomi Night where lomi practitioner Mele Coelho shared her ʻike with the ʻohana of Hui Mālama O Ke Kai. Teaching the art of daily lomilomi and health, Mele was able to send the ʻohana home with tools for taking care of themselves as well as one another. Mahalo piha iā ʻoe e Mele!!!