Malama Aina Days are intended to provide Honolulu Community College students, faculty, staff and their 'ohana an opportunity to perpetuate Hawaiian culture. We instill the concept of kuleana or responsibility in our students, faculty, staff and their 'ohana.
Each month a cultural service learning project is performed at a Hawaiian cultural site or organization. While visiting these sites we not only learn about the importance of such places but we provide students an opportunity to give back to our community, we give them a chance to connect with these places and communities. As we work together to give back to our community, we discuss Hawaiian values and concepts such as laulima, many hands working together towards one goal as well as lokahi working in unity. More importantly we provide students an opportunity to practice it. These concepts although Hawaiian are relevant to students and their journey through higher education because the successful completion of college is a difficult and challenging one and many times the achievement of a single degree requires the helping hands of many different people.
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