Ka Lei Pāpahi ‘o Kākuhihewa was formally organized in 1999, with a membership that represents the four school districts of O‘ahu: Central, Honolulu, Leeward and Windward.
We are a "taro roots" organization determined and fully committed to "talking the talk" and "walking the walk." Our strategy is simple: Achieve our goals for they will empower us to overcome challenges in our quest to insure the permanence and viability of the Kūpuna Component in the DOE system.
Ka Lei Pāpahi ‘o Kākuhihewa is an O‘ahu-based Hawaiian Education organization of part-time Kūpuna and Mākua educators (Grandparents and Parents) in the State Department of Education Hawaiian Studies Program.
As an organization we are able to support and empower one another through mutual sharing and learning, and become better informed about issues which affect the Hawaiian Studies Kūpuna Component, and the Hawaiian Community-at-large.
About Our Name
Ka Lei Pāpahi ‘o Kākuhihewa
"The precious adornment made from the various unique and exceptional flowers of Hawai‘i."
Symbolically, it refers to the varied backgrounds and rich life experiences we all possess and willingly share to nurture Nā Keiki o ka ‘Āina o Hawai‘i Nei.
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