HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Amidst the hustle and bustle of urban Honolulu, it's easy to forget the tiny fishing village of Mokauea. Amy Kalili shows us how some Kamehameha Schools seniors gave back to the little island.
Ua holo aku nei nâ haumâna o ka papa ʻumikûmâlua o ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha – Kapâlama i nâ 'ano wahi like ʻole ma Oʻahu no ke kôkua kaiâulu. A no kekahi mau haumâna, ua haʻalele iâ Oʻahu mokupuni a holo aku i Mokauea, he mokupuni liʻiliʻi ma Keʻehi.
Kamehameha Schools seniors recently fanned out across Oʻahu undertaking community service
projects around the island. But one group left Oʻahu and headed to Mokauea.
He manawa kçia no mâkou e kôkua i kçia wahi laʻa ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo Mokauea. I ka wâ kahiko, he kaiâulu kçia no nâ kûpuna a nâ lawaiʻa paha.
Kumu, Kamehameha – Kapâlama
This is a time for us to give back to Mokauea, where our ancestors lived.
We have a couple groups out picking up glass, we have a couple out pulling out invasive species, cleaning up near the water, helping out with the new houses being built.
Ke ʻohi ʻia nei ka ʻôpala,
ke waele ʻia nei nâ meakanu malihini,
a ke kôkua nei ma ke kûkulu hale.
It's special to us as Hawaiians to come back to places like this that are often forgotten about and really mâlama our ʻâina and show that we haven't forgotten about our ancestors and really just take care to perpetuate our culture and our land.
Haumâna, Kamehameha – Kapâlama
He mea nui nô ka mâlama ʻâina i mea e mahalo ai i nâ kûpuna a hoʻôla i ka lâhui.
He mea kçia ʻano puka ʻana i waho e paʻa ai he pilina me ke kaiâulu no kçia mau haumâna
This kind of service is a way for these students to connect with the community.
At Kamehameha Schools, they really stress community service because Ke Aliʻi Pauahi gave this foundation for us, her legacy was left to our schools.
Paipai ʻia ke kôkua kaiâulu no ka mea na Pauahi i hoʻokahua i kçia kula na mâkou.
So after coming out here today, cleaning up, mâlamaing our ʻâina, we really learn how to be influential and inspirational leaders out in the Hawaiian community.
Ma kçia hana lima a komo kino e ulu ai ia makakau ma ke ʻano he alakaʻi.
I kçia mau lâ, maopopo iâ mâkou, inâ e ulu ana ko kâkou lâhui, pono kâkou a pau e kôkua kekahi i kekahi. A i kçia mau lâ, e hoʻolaulâ ana ka mâkia a Kamehameha no nâ kaiâulu a pau a puni kçia paeʻâina nei.
We know that to grow our people, we need to help one another.
Kamehameha's mission extends to all communities across Hawaiʻi.