HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our next auntie believes that everyone has a song inside of them that's ready to be played. Aunty Darling Kukahiko has a passion for children. For the last 12 years she's shared her aloha spirit with students at Kahalu'u Elementary School.
"Through the years my husband and I always taken in children who were lost or parents couldn't take care of and this wasn't through the system - this was through the love of the kids and community"
"We love music-- we found that teaching children music and having them express themselves through song is one of the most fulfilling things you could ever do for a child, because it gives them hope."
A hope she believes will go a long way. And for years, she's been coming back-- changing lives.... one strum ....at a time...
"We can't teach it unless you give it ... so that has motivated me ..."
"to me I say -- you first need to love yourself and then you need to love others and when you can do that -- everything else will fall into place."