41-477 Hīhīmanu St., Waimanalo, HI 96795

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Community Program


Ka ʻike a ka makua he hei na ke keiki
The knowledge of the parent is (unconsciously) absorbed by the child
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1397

Program Activities

Kaiāulu program at Hui Mālama O Ke Kai serves the Waimānalo community at-large by hosting free events open to the public. These events are driven by Hui Mālama O Ke Kai objectives, allowing our participants to have access to educational materials highlighting our Hawaiian heroes and Hawaiian National Holidays, ʻai pono (healthy eating) and ʻāina (land) and kai (ocean) based learning.  Our goal is to reach as many families as possible to ensure these resources are being shared and well distributed.

Contact our Kaiāulu Program Lead at ohana@huimalamaokekai.org for any other questions.

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 Recurring Community Events

Board and Stone Workshop

Learn how to make your own papa kuʻi ʻai (poi board) and pōhaku kuʻi ʻai (poi pounder) by yourself or as a family to continue the Hawaiian tradition of kuʻi kalo (pounding taro). Earl Kawaʻa, along with his alakaʻi (leaders) teach our participants how to make these implements utilizing traditional methods. You will learn the strokes of carving both papa kuʻi ʻai and pōhaku kuʻi ʻai as well as naming practices and how to properly care for them. This workshop focuses on family engagement and encourages men (kāne) and keiki (children) to take the lead. You will learn a great amount of Hawaiian vocabulary.

E Kuʻi Kākou

Previously known as Pō Kuʻi Kalo, E Kuʻi Kākou (Let’s pound (kalo)) focuses on increasing people's interest and interaction with kalo. We do this now by having drive-thrus where people can pick-up a free bag of cooked kalo as well as the implements needed to kuʻi (pound). We also allow our families and community members to inquire about borrowing our papa kuʻi ʻai and pōhaku kuʻi ʻai for family events, occasions, etc

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Site By Created By Kaui