—To uphold, support, favor, assist, prop up; to bind, as with a sash or belt; support, aid, recommendation, girdle.
“As educators, it is our kuleana to kākoʻo our haumāna (students).”
—F. Kahale Saito, Native Hawaiian Counselor, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Honolulu Community College
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