Aloha Hilo - Waiakea Complex Educators, Friends, Kumu and 'Ohana,
Since March 16th, with the threat of the global Corona virus pandemic, Hawai'ihas been in a "stay safer at home" mandate which forced our schools toclose their doors mid March and through the end of April...possibly for therest of the school year.For 13 years, the Growing Pono
Schools team has coordinated the annualstate wide E Ola Pono Campaign - that encourages student-led activitiespromoting peace, pono and aloha in Hawaii's schools and communities.With the closure of school - we added a Pono challenge for our keiki, youthand their families.The 'Ohana Pono Challenge - Pono bringing it home !A cultural response to nurture the social/emotional needsof our children and their families during this world-widehealth crisis and economic hardship.For all families with children K-12 across the state of HawaiʻiSend them pictures or a video (or both) along with a paragraph or two describing howyour family is practicing Pono during these challenging times. Families are encouragedto log on each day, decide what activity your family would like to do, and at the end of theday submit an entry sharing how your family expressed aloha and the ways you were pono.Log onto the Growing pono Schools website at http://www. growingponoschools.com/andjoin us as we all explore some cultural ways to animate aloha and pono within our family.Cash awards/gift cards will be given out throughout the Pono Challenge to the most impactfulactivities that were submitted.
Sara Ka‘imipono Banks,
coordinator of the
E Ola Pono Campaign