Ho‘olale i ka ‘ai a ka u‘i
Show what youth can do!

Our Imua’69 class community project at Ka’ewai Elementary provides an opportunity to support what our youth can do. The Ka’ewai Stream Garden shows pride facilitated by the Stream Team students, families, and Kalihi community to live Pono by restoring the school stream. Kumu Faith Aiu’s passion poured out in her storytelling of the history of the stream and how the keiki have grown tremendously by demonstrating positive behaviors towards others and the ‘aina. Most important is that the garden shows pride in the students themselves and the flourishing streambed is a reflection of their hard work. Our kokua makes a difference!  –Eda Kaneakua

On the Mauka edge of Ka’ewai Elementary Lays the Ka’ewai Stream, once a thriving stream of gushing water housing opai and guppy.
The streams’ water source has been blocked and with the exception of a section of wetland (hopefully an underground spring) the stream bed is dry. For the past 3 years, under the direction of Kumu Faith and her haumana, they have restored the stream by removing opala and invasive plants, and planting native Hawaiian plants.
Alan Kumalae (Imua’69) and his wife Lynette will lead our class as we provide support, plants and manpower toward the restoration of this Ka’ewai Stream and the community of Kalihi. –Pua Ruane 

And, Neal Chung’s Video Slideshow and Diary of the day’s events…