Alaka’i (student mentors) from Kaimukī High Schoolʻs Hālau Pāheona help teach the younger students from Jarrett Middle School how to start their Mele Mural.
In September, we were proud to complete a Mele Murals project with Jarrett Middle School and Kaimukī High School. Our alaka‘i (student mentors) of Hālau Pāheona lead a group of 50 students from Jarrett Middle School to complete the mural of Keānuenue (the rainbow goddess of Pālolo) in two weeks.
The main message in the mural is that we have the kuleana (responsibility) of protecting and caring for our ‘āina and wai (land and water). Keānuenueʻs gaze at our world of lava and sprouting kalo shows that everything around us runs in cycles. Even though destruction of our resources may have occurred in the past, positive change and new growth is possible if we take our kuleana to heart.
“Paolo i ka Malu o Keānuenue”
Paolo in the embrace and under the protection of Keānuenue