I was thrilled to be at Dole Middle School in Kalihi when over 40 students received their new, free eyeglasses from Project Vision Hawaii !
Getting your first pair of glasses is a big deal and it was wonderful to be able to share the experience with this excited group of young people.
Being able to see clearly is essential for students to learn and succeed in school, sports, and in their social endeavors.
Vision problems can cause keiki to have trouble paying attention in class and have been linked to sub-par reading proficiency and poor academic performance.
The right pair of glasses can, quite literally, bring their world into focus!
The “Better Vision for the Keiki” program offered by Project Vision Hawaii provides free vision screenings and glasses for kids all over the state ensuring that all of Hawaii’s students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Mahalo to everyone at Project Vision for the remarkable work you do and congratulations to all the keiki at Dole Middle School who got their new glasses today! ... See MoreSee Less
For many of these people, even when services are available to them that would help them recover, they lack the faculties to obtain treatment for themselves.
Today, Dr. Chad, Kimo Carvalho , and Justin Phillips from #IHS took me around the downtown area to meet some of their clients they've been working with for a long time, many of whom are resistant to treatment for mental illness or drug addiction.
The conditions that they live in are deplorable, and I believe that as a compassionate and civilized community, we have an obligation to take care of them.
One of the best ways to fulfill that obligation is by expanding and utilizing Assisted Community Treatment.
Mahalo to Dr. Chad and everyone at IHS that works so hard every day to help the most vulnerable among us.
I'm looking forward to working closely with you on this issue going forward. ... See MoreSee Less
Mahalo to the team over at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for taking me on a tour of their Diamond Head facility and providing me with a fascinating overview on how Hawaii prepares to handle major disasters.
We can all rest a little easier knowing that these dedicated public servants are vigilantly working to prevent and prepare for emergencies, and I'm looking forward to meeting with them again soon to continue to learn about keeping Hawaii safe and equipped. ... See MoreSee Less
DOUGLAS S. CHIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2018 HAWAI‘I LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN CELEBRATES FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM AS KALO IS SERVED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SCHOOL The ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program celebrated another milestone […]
Lt. Governor Chin had a wonderful time recently on the Big Island where he visited with school administrators, cafeteria staff and food producers involved with the ‘Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program. He met with Kohala Elementary Principal Danny Garcia, in the yellow shirt, and his staff at their school garden. He presented them […]
One of the goals for Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin has been to ensure that the ‘Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program expands and becomes sustainable for future generations. Here is his September 9th opinion piece in the Honolulu Star Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/13/editorial/island-voices/column-from-farm-to-school-cafeteria-building-a-food-secure-hawaii/ During preparations for Hurricane Lane recently, Hawaii was ordered to close its […]