Office of Hawaiian Affairs Awards $134,309

The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) announces a grant award totaling $134,309 that will support the Native Hawaiian community through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu. The grant will help to reinforce and strengthen Native Hawaiians’ ‘ohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture) and ʻāina (land and water).

With a $134,309 OHA grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will enhance the curriculum and delivery of culture-based learning activities provided to Native Hawaiian students and families on the Waianae Coast through strategic alignment with HIDOE curriculum objectives and development of hands-on learning kits for distance learning engagement for students and parents from home. The intent is to further increase cultural grounding, sense of identity and pride, increased parent engagement, and academic achievement through learning that is relevant to who they are and where they come from.

“INPEACE is thankful for the opportunity provided through OHA’s support to strengthen our culture-based learning activities for youth on the Waianae Coast in alignment with the objectives of our partnering schools. As we ensure our commitment to community collaborations for the betterment of our communities, the ability to integrate and coordinate our efforts are key components to our collective success.” – Maile Keli‘ipio-Acoba, INPEACE Chief Executive Officer

The purpose of the ‘Ohana and Community Based Program Grant: O‘ahu is to support ‘ohana-based programming that will strengthen Native Hawaiian well-being, including physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health.