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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2001

Hawaiian education programs get $3.7 million

Advertiser Staff

Native Hawaiian education programs will receive $3.7 million in federal dollars for programs that focus on family-based education and curriculum development.

Recipients of the grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education's Native Hawaiian Education Initiative are:

• Partners in Development to implement Project Tutu and Me, which assists elderly people who are caring for children — $747,952.

• Keiki O Ka 'Aina Preschool Inc., for expansion plans — $683,794.

• Kanu O Ka 'Aina Learning 'Ohana to create a pilot pre-kindergarten program for Native Hawaiian children on the Big Island — $520,000.

• Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture, for the Keiki Steps project on Hawaiian Home Lands in Nanakuli, Wai'anae and Kealakehe — $369,875.

• Edith Kanaka Ole Foundation, for the Papahulilani Project for a curriculum focused on traditional Hawaiian culture and navigation — $332,245.

• Ho'oulu Lahui, for a culturally driven curriculum and teacher training program — $292,645.

• Ke Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue, to develop a curriculum for the Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai'i language immersion program —$276,635.

• Alu Like Inc., for the Hui Ku 'Opio O Ke Ko'olau Project, for incarcerated Native Hawaiian youths — $250,681.

• University of Hawai'i College of Education, for Project No na Kamali'i a Kakou curricula and teacher training programs addressing the needs of Native Hawaiian students — $143,164.

• UH Leeward Community College, for Project Ho'oulu, a Native Hawaiian vocational education program for inmates at Waiawa Correctional Facility — $104,630.