Empowering Keiki With Culture
Growing up on a homestead farm on Hawai‘i Island, where she still resides, Puhala helped her parents and family to care for the land and animals. As a young person, she believed that the many people considered her as “just a farm girl”. Puhala dreamed of becoming a dentist and was a semester away from finishing dental school in Texas, but while she was visiting home during a school break, family circumstances resulted in her deciding to stay home and help with the farm and support her family.
Hawai’i Community Foundation – CHANGE Grants Awards $30,000
The Hawaii Community Foundation has awarded a $30,000 CHANGE Grant to INPEACE to advance our work in increasing educational equity through the development of a traveling exhibit that provides Hawaiian-focused STEM related activities for youth.