'Ohana Pono Challenge

Aloha  Hilo - Waiakea Complex Educators, Friends, Kumu and 'Ohana,
Since March 16th, with the threat of the global Corona virus pandemic, Hawai'i 
has been in a "stay safer at home" mandate which forced our schools to 
close their doors mid March and through the end of April...possibly for the 
rest of the school year.  
For 13 years, the Growing Pono Schools team has coordinated the annual 
state wide E Ola Pono Campaign - that encourages student-led activities 
promoting peace, pono and aloha in Hawaii's schools and communities.  
With the closure of school - we added a Pono challenge for our keiki, youth 
and their families.  
The 'Ohana Pono Challenge - Pono bringing it home !
A cultural response to nurture the social/emotional needs
of our children and their families during this world-wide
health crisis and economic hardship.  
For all families with children K-12 across the state of Hawaiʻi 
Send them pictures or a video (or both) along with a paragraph or two describing how
your family is practicing Pono during these challenging times.  Families are encouraged 
to log on each day, decide what activity your family would like to do, and at the end of the 
day 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/ and
join 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 impactful 
activities that were submitted.  

mālama pono, 

Sara Ka‘imipono Banks,

coordinator of the 

E Ola Pono Campaign