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Students Spend Spring Break with Their Kupuna

The Kamehameha Scholars Department, under Extension Educational Services at Kamehameha Schools, chose to spend the afternoon with Hale Makua Health Services to learn more about various healthcare professions and spend time with the residents of Hale Makua Kahului. Thirty students from various private and public Maui high schools spent an hour interviewing Hale Makua Health Services employees from different disciplines ranging from nursing and dietary to administration and human resources. The goal of this program was for students to explore the different health issues of Hawaiians and health careers, and to encourage them to be involved whether as an active advocate or a professional in the healthcare field.

After meeting with staff, the students teamed up with Hale Makua Kahului residents to make bunny baskets that will decorate the tables of the Aloha Cafe in celebration of Easter. The residents and students enjoyed each others company – cutting, gluing, drawing, and, sharing stories and laughs.

Top photo: Kamahao Barrows works on the paws of the bunny with Michiye Kawamura

Middle photo: Kalicia Meyer holds a bunny paw down as Velma Sanchez brushes on some glue

Bottom photo: Roberta Kapuaala, student Bronson Manaba, and Bruno Wong pose with thier finished bunny baskets

Tags: Principle 3, Antidote to Loneliness, engaging activities, Human Companionship