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Teachers from Hawai’i public schools can apply for Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation Project Grants to help advance their environmental education goals. Previous grantees have used KHF funds for garden supplies, eco-footprint workshops, vermicompost trainings, and more. One school has raised enough worms to start a commercial-scale vermicomposting bin for their campus food waste!

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Kupuna Peace Education Project

Waikiki School

Our experience with the Kūpuna Peace Education Project was incredible. We had kūpuna come and work with our students every Monday and build a kūpuna donation garden bed with them. The students were able to grow, harvest, and share all the produce grown with kūpuna for them to take home every Monday.

We also built a peace pole and decorated and planted it in our Peace Garden. The kūpuna along with our students blessed and dedicated our peace pole along with the whole school on Earth Day, April 22, 2019.

The kūpuna and the students worked beautifully together and made some very special memories and tasty food and created a peaceful harmonious environment for all to enjoy. The peace pole project was well received by the entire school.

We are so grateful that we are able to receive funds to create such a peaceful intergenerational community involvement here at Waikīkī School. We hope to inspire other schools to create peace Gardens and involve kūpuna in their plans to do so.