Manawale’a Project: Hawaii’s Community Service Resource; Co-Founded by Kawika Ayau of Makaha

Kawika Ayau, 5th from right, is the Fundraising Chair for the E Ala Voyaging Canoe Education Program, and a member of the Hoa Aina o Makaha farm board.  Ayau, a Makaha resident, is co-founder of the Manawale'a Project, which specializes in organizing corporate community service projects and fundraisers.

Kawika Ayau, 5th from right, is the Fundraising Chair for the E Ala Voyaging Canoe Education Program, and a member of the Hoa Aina o Makaha farm board. Ayau, a Makaha resident, is co-founder of the Manawale’a Project, which specializes in organizing corporate community service projects and fundraisers.

Kawika Ayau

Kawika Ayau

Information about the Manawale’a Project from Kawika Ayau: Many companies have their associates participate in community service projects, however, normally the individual organizing these has other primary job duties. Manawale’a Project provides logistical coordination and management for companies who want to make a bigger impact but do not have the resources. We are not a nonprofit and sustain ourselves through a fair coordination fee based on the individual project.

We also provide services to local charitable organizations in terms of maximizing the potential revenue for their fundraisers. We are able to customize these fundraisers based on budget, goal(s), needs of the organization and their participant demographic. We offer complete logistical and event management for a variety of fundraisers including, but not limited to: golf and other sports related tournaments, galas and themed parties, food and wine events, concerts and anything else under the sun. Manawale’a Project also charges a small coordination fee to these organizations.

For more information, visit: http://www.manawaleaproject.com

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PALS Presents Hip Hop Genius 3/5/14 – RSVP by 2/26

Aloha PALS Partners,

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We are excited to present Sam Seidel of Hiphopgenius.org. He used hip hop and rap music to teach in a juvenile prison. Students became engaged. Come and learn about project based learning and creativity in learning. He will be flying to Hawaii to talk with us on Wednesday, March 6. Please see flyer below for more information. We look forward to seeing you.

Mahalo,
PALS Team

Tina Lopez
PALS Program Coordinator
Office of Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED)
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2600 Campus Rd, QLSSC 413 Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 226-7749
(808) 956-9240 (fax)
http://www.palshi.org/

Ahi Fever 2014 Jun 14-15: Sponsors & Advertisers Needed

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Fundraiser for Punana Leo o Wai’anae 3/29/14, 7am-2p

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Wai’anae Coast Scholar Speaker Series 2/25/14 at 5:30pm

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World Longboard Champion Duane Desoto Founds Na Kama Kai to Nurture Love for the Ocean Among Youth

Na Kama Kai

Nā Kama Kai Ocean Clinics service our community statewide through touching the lives of our youth in numerous capacities. Our statewide ocean clinics nurture a deep sense of love for the ocean among youth. The experience ingrains in each of the participants an understanding of their kuleana to water safety and environmental awareness. Our clinics offer group and one-on-one interactions with professional surfers, watermen and waterwomen, lifeguards, firefighters, marine scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and ocean rescue instructors.

The clinics provide a positive, nurturing, and controlled environment enabling keiki to become confident in the ocean through a personally guided experience. Participants learn Hawaiian stories related to the event location, help shape traditional wooden boards, and learn about traditional Hawaiian ocean culture through the contemporary perspective of ocean professionals. Nā Kama Kai programs target all youth from 2 to 18 years of age in many different cultural settings. Currently most of the programs occur on the Island of O’ahu, and to a lesser extent on the other neighbor islands of Hawai’i. Also, ocean clinics have been held at Papeete, Tahiti, and Dana Point CA, and have demonstrated that the programs provided by Nā Kama Kai can serve as a model for other coastal communities anywhere in the world, provided they incorporate place based cultural values and traditional knowledge.

Clinics are periodically held at Poka`i Bay. Volunteers sought. For more information, visit: http://nakamakai.org/

Duane DeSoto

Duane DeSoto

Duane DeSoto, founder & CEO of Na Kama Kai, was born and raised on the west side of O`ahu. He has traveled around the world for the last 17 years competing in contests. His love for the ocean and appreciation of the waterman lifestyle is what drives him. His dream of giving back to his community came to fruition with the establishment of Nā Kama Kai. Duaneʻs passion for the ocean continues to sustain his lifestyle and allows him to engage in community building through Nā Kama Kaiʻs programs; using the ocean to empower our youth.

Biography of Duane DeSoto: http://www.worldchampionsofsurfing.com/duane-desoto-biography/

HART Traffic Advisory 2/21/14

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