Each year, Ka Pa‘alana partners with Kamehameha Schools to provide a service learning/imu workshop for all of its 6th grade students. The workshop provides the launching point for a broader school curriculum that focuses on service. Because of their prior experience with Ka Pa‘alana, many of the students chose to focus their ideas on projects that would benefit our ‘ohana and keiki.
One such student was Rachel Radona, who took time away from her spring break to volunteer at the preschool. At such a young age, Rachel has a huge heart and maturity beyond her years. The keiki and ‘ohana at the Pai‘olu Kaiāulu shelter and Kau‘iokalani Public Housing enjoyed having Rachel at the preschool; she spent her time reading to the children and interacting with them at different learning centers. She also donated gently used books and healthy snacks. When asked if she would come back to volunteer, she held her 2 thumbs up and replied “Yes!” Mahalo nui loa Rachel for spending your spring break with us! A hui hou.