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Kahaluu Educational Complex Community meetings (Oct. 17-18)

MEDIA RELEASE

Kamehameha Schools has scheduled two public meetings for community members to discuss plans for the development of the Kahaluu Educational Complex on lands of former hotel sites in Kahaluu.

The community meetings are scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Convention Center Keauhou Ballroom 1.

Community participants will receive an update on the Kahaluu ma kai project, review project timelines, learn more about the vision for the educational project and share manao (feedback).

“We encourage everyone who is interested to attend and learn more about our vision for Kahaluu ma kai, and especially our evolving Kahaluu Manowai education plans. Come talk-story with our team about how we are protecting the cultural, historical and environmental assets during demolition,” said Kamehameha Schools Director of Strategic Initiatives for West Hawaii Kaeo Duarte.

“We’re looking forward to advancing the educational legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in West Hawaii by restoring and re-energizing this very special place,” Duarte said.

As stated by Kamehameha Schools, the vision for the Kahaluu educational complex is to restore the cultural landscape of Kahaluu ma kai to an intrinsically Hawaiian place in which opportunities for applied learning, teaching, and knowledge creation are rooted in tradition while advancing learners and lahui (assemble) toward innovation, leadership and a sustainable future.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP by emailing Denise Kauhi at dekauhi@ksbe.edu or calling 322-5301.

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii and 30 preschool sites statewide.

More than 40,400 additional Hawaiian learners and
caregivers are served each year through a range of other Kamehameha Schools’ outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawaii and across the continental United States.

Income generated from its Hawaii real estate, and portfolio of diverse financial investments, fund 96 percent of the Schools’ educational mission.

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