Posted on | September 2, 2011 | Comments Off
Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work received approximately $270,990 from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to fund the continuation of its Hawaiian Learning Program. The grant covers a three-year period and is designed to open doors to careers in social work for Native Hawaiian and other students. It assures the building of a workforce to meet the needs of Native Hawaiian and other under-served populations.
Kupuna Lynette Paglinawan and Kumu Malina Kaulukukui are faculty leaders of the Hawaiian Learning Program.
“This award is crucial to the school establishing a Hawaiian place of learning and training students in social work that is anchored in Hawaiian knowledge, values and practices,” says Noreen Mokuau, dean of the School of Social Work.