Na Pua Noʻeau–The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ʻAhahui Grants to strengthen its impact on the state. The center will work in partnership with other UH campuses to deliver programs and events to promote higher education opportunities for high school student.
UH Maui College event
On February 23, 2017, Na Pua Noʻeau will present E Hoʻokamaʻaina at UH Maui College to inspire students to enter into higher education and further their career aspirations. High school juniors and seniors will learn about the various degree programs at UH Maui College from faculty and program coordinators. OHA awarded a total of $5,300 for this event.
UH Mānoa event
Ma Uka a i Kai Akamai Engineers will be held on April 3, 2017 at the UH Mānoa. K–12 students and their ʻohana will explore hands-on how engineering practices (mechanical, electric, civil, etc.) were applied during the days of their kupuna. The Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Program is a partner in the event and OHA awarded $1,950 to this program.
ʻAhahui Grants support community events that meet at least one primary strategic result. The events will address OHA’s Exceed Education Standards and UH’s Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative.
—By Alyson Kakugawa-Leong