Honolulu — From keiki to veterans, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui had a chance to visit and talk with them during his stop in Waimea on Hawaii Island.
While in Waimea, the Lieutenant Governor visited Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO). He learned about its teaching philosophies while talking with its staff and had the opportunity to observe a kindergarten class during one of its lessons. KALO is a non-profit organization with a dynamic intergenerational family of learners made up of educators, students, parents, extended families, community supporters and partnering organizations dedicated to the perpetuation of Hawai’i’s native language, culture and traditions.
He also talked with farmers about sustainability and self-sufficiency while at WOW Farm, owned by Mike and Tricia Hodson and family. They also discussed the Waimea Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Association’s Veteran to Farmer Initiative. The Veteran to Farmer initiative is a community-based program at UH Hilo.