2022 UPDATE! Thanks to funding by the Atherton Family Foundation, Lanikuhonua Culture Center and the James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, we are happy to report the Aha Kane `Opio project will resume after the long COVID closure! This event is scheduled Friday, May 13, 2022 at Lanikuhonua Culture Center at Ko Olina. Fifty Waianae and Nanakuli Intermediate 8th grade young men will be participating. We're so excited to be completing this youth project! Please check with Ms. Luane Higuchi/WIS or Ms. Kori Nishi/NHIS for registration information. Limited to 20 from each school. (Updated 3/17/2022)
Our first Kane `Opio event was a year-long project kicked off on October 11, 2018 and continued until January 2020. Activities included Culture, Hawaiiana, Protocol, Career Pathways, Leadership and Community Service. The final event was held October 24, 2019 at Nanakuli Boys and Girls Club with fifty, 8th grade male students from Waianae Intermediate and Nanakuli Intermediate.
Mahalo to our Sponsors: James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Companies, James Campbell Development, First Hawaiian Bank, Lili`uokalani Trust, Lanikuhonua Culture Center, Aulani, a Disney Resort, McDonald's of Hawaii (Waianae & Nanakuli), and Westside Stories.
In partnership with youth, volunteers, and staff from Boys and Girls Clubs of Waianae & Nanakuli, kane volunteers with O Hale Mua-O-Maui-A-Akalana of the Moku of Wai`anae and Lili`uokalani Trust Kipuka Wai`anae.
Click here for 2018 flyer.
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Composed by Na Makalauna Feliciano & Nu`uanu Lenchanko
Kāhiko ʻia nā pali e ka ʻōpua lā ʻeā
Surrounded is the cliff by the bellowing clouds
‘O nā pua leialoha ʻea lā ʻeā
The loving leis of flowers
A he makana i ke alana ʻole lā ʻeā
a gift, endless gift
Eia aloha wale, o ka leo e
Here a loving gift is the voice