HCAP WEEKLY July 18, 2022

Hā Initiative Visits Waimea Valley
Nā Lima Hana Participants Successfully Secure Employment
Let’s Try Tie-Dye!


Hā Initiative Visits Waimea Valley

Last weekend, the Hā Initiative Creative STEM After-School Program visited Waimea Valley to participate in the Ahupuaʻa – Mountain to the Sea school program. Waimea Valley Hiʻipaka LLC hosted the program and taught the students about life in an ahupuaʻa through fun, hands-on activities focusing on resource management, native Hawaiian plants, and their cultural uses. The Hā Initiative provided transportation on school buses from the five STEM classrooms and lunch for the students, staff, and chaperones at the park.

The program started with a creative game introducing the ahupua‘a of Waimea to the students. The game also helped students to identify various native species from Waimea valley and understand the cultural uses of many Hawaiian plants. The program also included making a Hawaiian tool which taught the students the value of taking care of our resources. Students who participated in the Ahupuaʻa – Mountain to the Sea program got to try a lot of new and exciting activities. The entire field trip took place outdoors for students to walk around, dig, and observe the natural wonders of Waimea valley!

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Nā Lima Hana Participants Successfully Secure Employment

After moving to Oʻahu in May, Kintin and Nietong contacted HCAP’s Leahi District Service Center for employment assistance. Both clients enrolled in the Nā Lima Hana Employment Core Services program and were able to receive job readiness training on a variety of topics including financial literacy, resume development, and interview skills. Nā Lima Hana also provided Holo cards to help ensure the pair had reliable transportation during their job search. Less than two months later, Kintin and Nietong had both secured employment at local restaurants. Leahi District staff look forward to supporting Kintin and Nietong in their future growth and career goals.

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Let’s Try Tie-Dye!

This week, the keiki at HCAP Head Start Waiau Pre-Plus expanded upon their recycling study by creating a beautiful array of tie-dyed shirts and hats. The students strengthened their color recognition and fine motor skills by identifying each color before squeezing the dye onto their t-shirts. The keiki used recycled paper, creating tie-dyed hats to complement their shirts. The keiki enjoyed learning about the color wheel, color-mixtures, and comparing and contrasting their recycled creations.

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