Kamehameha Schools Awards $1,136,100

The Kamehameha Schools has awarded $1,136,100 to INPEACE support our work with families with children in early learning programs and to collaborate in our work to support community members working towards their academic and professional goals on a teacher career pathway.

With its mission to fulfill Pauahi’s desire to create educational opportunities Kamehameha Schools’ has provided $1,136,100 in grant awards to cooperatively work with INPEACE programs to advance our keiki and communities toward a thriving Lāhui. Hoala will provide information and awareness to parents about the benefits and importance of early childhood education for the healthy brain development of their keiki from birth though age 5. Keiki Steps will provide age-appropriate Hawaiian culture-based activities to children ages 0-5 and their parents. Ka Lama Education Academy will provide a comprehensive system of credentialing, placement, and retention focused on growing educators from within the community.

“This funding will allow us to normalize the importance of Early Childhood Education and create impact in the teacher workforce by developing teachers who are homegrown, highly qualified and understands the community’s intelligence.” – Sanoe Marfil, INPEACE Chief Program Officer