HŌNAUNAU, HAWAIʻI – In September, the Kealamākia Foundation made $1,090 worth of contributions to Hoʻokena Elementary School and to Konawaena High School to support ongoing efforts at both campuses.
On October 20, 2015, Hoʻokena Elementary School students will go on one of the first schoolwide excursions, and the first to the Aloha Theater, in several years. At Aloha Theater, the local community playhouse in Kāināliu, the Honolulu Theater for Youth will present an original production of Anime Alice and Her Adventures in Wonderland in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The adaptation was written by HTY veteran actor Alvin Chan.
The Foundation contributed $800 to Hoʻokena School to cover the entry fee costs for students and staff to attend. In a September 22, 2015 letter to Dr. Nancy Jadallah, principal at Hoʻokena, President Keoki Kīwaha wrote, “We are a small organization; and, our resources are limited. But, we certainly take great joy in being able to provide opportunities for personal and academic enrichment to to the students of Hoʻokena School – especially as alumni.”
And, to support efforts for this year’s graduating class at Konawaena High School (Class of 2016), the Foundation donated $290 to the local high school. These funds will go to support commencement ceremonies and other activities related to the Class of 2016.
The Foundation would like to thank all of its contributors, especially Pukaʻana Congregational Church (UCC), and Hawaiʻi Community Federal Credit Union for their support of $500 each. The Foundation also thanks Rev. Richard Tardiff and Pamela Vanwechel for their generous donation of $200.
Without your help, we couldn’t provide these opportunities. Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo!