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Hawaiian News: Aloha Koolauloa

Anela Nacapoy Anela Nacapoy
Ahulani Wright Ahulani Wright

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The community of Hawaiian language speakers is growing in Koʻolauloa. A recent fundraiser for Hawaiian language immersion students gave the community a chance to celebrate. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. He 13 makahiki o ka papahana ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma Koʻolauloa a mau ko ia kaiâulu hoʻoikaika ʻana.

The immersion program in Koʻolauloa is 13 years old and going strong.

He hoʻoulu kâlâ kçia no nâ kaiapuni a me ka Pûnana Leo o Koʻolauloa. A he e mea kçia e hôʻike aku ai i ke kaiaulu aia nô ke ola nei ka ʻôlelo ma kçia kaiaulu.

ʻÂnela Nacapoy

Kumu, Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Hauʻula

This is a fundraiser for our immersion programs in Koʻolauloa and let's our community know we're still going.

He hanana ʻo Aloha Koʻolauloa no ka pono o ko ia kaiâulu mau kula ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi 3 a ua nui nô ka leʻaleʻa no ka poʻe i hele aku.

Aloha Koʻolauloa was a benefit for the community's three Hawaiian immersion schools and was a fun event for all.

Aia ka poʻe e kûʻai ana i ka meaʻai, nâ mea hana noʻeau, hiki ke lomilomi ʻia ke kino, ʻIke ʻia ana nâ hula o nâ hâlau a me nâ puʻukani ʻç aʻe.

(ʻânela)

People were buying food, crafts, and even getting massages.

There was hula and all types of music.

ʻOiai ʻo ka hoʻoulu kâlâ no ka pono o ka papahana me nâ haumâna ka pahuhopu nui o ka hanana, he ala pû ai e hoʻolaha ʻia ai ka papahana a ʻike ko ke kaiâulu no ke ola o ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma laila.

While the main goal of the event is to raise direct support for the students, it also raises awareness.

I kekahi manawa nâ ʻohana ma Hauʻula, Kahuku, ʻaʻole lâkou ʻike. A ke hele mai lâkou a i ʻole kûʻai aku nâ haumâna i nâ kikiki iâ lâkou, ʻôlelo lâkou, ʻo, ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ʻoe? Hele ʻoe i ke kula kaiapuni? ʻÔlelo Hawaiʻi ʻoukou i nâ manawa a pau?

Ahulani Wright

Pelekikena, Nâ Leo Kâkoʻo o Koʻolauloa

For those who aren't familiar with the program, this event is an eye opener to the Hawaiian speaking community here.

He mea waiwai loa kçia a hiki i nâ mâkua o nâ haumâna ke hana pû a aʻo a ʻike i ka waiwai o ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

(ahulani)

This event allows parents to really see the value of the Hawaiian language.

ʻIke leʻa nâ hoakâkoʻo kûpono o Koʻolauloa i ke koʻikoʻi o kçia papahana ma ko lâkou kaiâulu liʻiliʻi nô.

This program is very important to it's supporters in this small community.

Inâ ʻaʻole mâkou mâlama i ka ʻôlelo e hala ana. No laila ke ʻauamo nei mâkou i kçia kuleana nunui e ʻôlelo.

(ʻânela)

Preserving our ʻôlelo for the future is a big responsibility we gladly take part in.

Ke aloha iâ ʻoukou e nâ ʻohana o Koʻolauloa no ke kûpaʻa penei. Aloha.

Aloha to the ʻohana in Koʻolauloa for your steadfast support of our ʻôlelo.

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