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Hawaiian News: Hooulu Harvard

Dylan Dalip Dylan Dalip
Kamaki Kanahele Kamaki Kanahele
Rachel Lum-Ho Rachel Lum-Ho

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The health of our community is literally in the hands of our youth, particularly those considering health professions. ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola caught up with the students and staff of "Hoʻoulu Harvard" as they prepare for their summer program.

Aloha nui kâkou. He papahana kçia e hoʻoulu ʻia ai ka makakau a ʻike o nâ ʻôpio no ke ola kino ma o ke kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi.

ʻO nâ kauka nô paha kçia o kçia mua aku a ke paʻa nei he kahua ʻike kuʻuna no ka lâʻau laʻapau ma kçia kikowaena lâʻau kuʻuna Hawaiʻi ma Waiʻanae ma mua o ka hele i ka papahana kauwela ma Harvard.

These future doctors are getting a grounding in traditional medicine before their summer Harvard program.

It was interesting because a lot of times today you have to pay for things and a lot of these things are plants or things that you have easy access to and by learning how to use it, we can properly help ourselves without having to worry about a lot of other things.

Dylan Dalip

Junior, Kamehameha Schools Keaʻau

Hoihoi ke ʻano e loaʻa wale mai ai ka lâʻau e pono ai inâ loaʻa ka ʻike.

Ua hoʻokipa ʻia o Dylan mâ e nâ lâlâ o ka ʻAha Kûpuna ma kçia hale mâlama ola kino.

These ʻôpio were welcomed by the Kûpuna at the Waiʻanae Health Center.

We are excited and shocked because the advance of our Hawaiian kids and first of all going to Harvard and taking the Hawaiian mana.

It's an overwhelming one for we kupuna.

Kamaki Kanahele

Director, Native Hawaiian Traditional Healing Center

Haʻaheo mâkou kûpuna i ka holomua nui o kçia ʻôpio e hele ana i Harvard.

Ua hoʻouna ko ka huimanawaleʻa ʻo PAʻI i nâ ʻôpio he 50 a ʻoi i kçia papahana kauwela i pili i ke ola kino ma Harvard i loko o kçia mau makahiki he 6 i hala iho nei.

The PAʻI Foundation has sent over 50 ʻôpio to the program since 2004.

Being on the Harvard campus and meeting the doctors and the other students made getting that kind of education, really a reality, a real possibility.

Rachel Lum-Ho

2004 Participant, Hoʻoulu Project

ʻO ia ʻike kino ʻana, he mea e piʻi ai ka makakau a he hôʻoia i ka hiki!

Ua lilo kçia papahana he keʻehina koʻikoʻi ma kona ʻimi ʻana i kçia ʻike ola kino a mai ia wâ, ua hele aku ʻo ia a puka mai ke kulanui ʻo Standford mai ka mâhele kâlaimeaola kino kanaka.

This program was a stepping stone for Rachel who recently graduated from Stanford University in Human Biology.

There are big issues that our people are facing here and I think not enough young Hawaiian people are exposed to the ways that they can help and ways that they can be leaders and take on the kuleana.

(Rachel)

ʻAʻole paha lawa ka hoʻâkea noʻonoʻo ʻôpio no ke ʻano e komo ai i ke kôkua a alakaʻi maoli.

E ûhai  ana ʻo Rachel i nâ ʻôpio o ka pûʻulu e hele ana i Harvard i kçia makahiki i mea e kôkua a kâkoʻo ai a hôʻoia i ko lâkou ʻimi ikaika i ka ʻike i loaʻa ma laila.

Rachel will chaperone this year's cohort to Harvard to ensure they take full advantage of the opportunity.

I just wanted to experience this and to show that Hawaiians are capable of doing what everyone else is doing to and that we have the knowledge and we can learn just as much as everyone else.

(Dylan)

He hôʻoia kçia iâ kâkou Hawaiʻi no ka nani o ko kâkou ʻike a mâkaukau a hiki nô ke hana i kçia ʻano hana.

Hoihoi maoli nô ʻo Dyla i ka ʻimi ʻike kula a kçkelç kauka lapaʻau a ʻike ʻo ia, he keʻehina kôkua koʻikoʻi nô kçia.

Dylan wants a medical degree one day. He hopes this is the start of the journey.

See they are the future, we are the past and we preserve and perpetuate the past. It's important that we provide a foundation for them so that they know where they came from and where they are going. Their presence today is a perfect symbol of who we are, where we they have come from and where their about to go.

(kamaki)

Eia mai nâ alakaʻi o kçia mua aku a no mâkou ke kuleana o ka paʻa pono o ke kahua ʻike kuʻuna i paʻa ko lâkou ʻano Hawaiʻi ke hele i ʻô a hoʻi hou mai nô.

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiʻiNewsNow. Aloha.

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