Keiki Steps leader and Kamehameha Schools alumna, Lisa Huihui Pakele, is proudly featured in the Kauwela (Summer) issue of I MUA, her alma mater’s quarterly magazine.
Placed right at the top of the cover is a photo of Pakele reading to young keiki. And inside the magazine is a full-page article with beautiful photos under the headline: Steppin’ Up – a reference to Pakele’s upward movement from her days as a Kamehameha Schools student to becoming Program Director for INPEACE’s Keiki Steps.
In addition to sharing information about the Keiki Steps program, Pakele shared her pride in the support that staff and the community receive through INPEACE. “INPEACE provides the resources and support to its staff members to go back to school,” Pakele said. “In turn, we’re empowering families of our staff members and also the community as a whole. It’s so fulfilling and rewarding to see all of this happening.”
Pakele added that attending Kamehameha Schools infused in her a love of teaching and the ability to share her knowledge with others. “Now, I have the opportunity myself to give back to our keiki through education,” she said.