helped Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers move one of their school locations and did landscaping at another.
Keiki O Ka Aina's annual End of the Year celebration was held this year at the Honolulu Zoo and featured special guest Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona, local entertainers included the Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Riatea Helm, Kapena, the New Hope Men's Ministry and Hula, and backyard favorites Waiaulu.
Keiki enjoyed activities put on by the Zoo, and the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative, bouncers, Keiki ID's by the Honolulu Police Department, a silent auction, and a fish pond.
The day was a celebration for the participants in Keiki O Ka Aina's four major programs including the Parent Participation Preschool (PPP) program, the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, Supporting Families Affected by Incarceration (SFAI) and the Parents As Teachers (PAT) program were on hand as well.
This year's celebration also marks the 10 year anniversary of Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers. Started in the back of Kalihi Baptist Church with a few families, a storage locker and no funding, Keiki O Ka Aina now serves more than 2,000 each year with our free programs on 2 islands and at 40 different community sites.
More about the celebration
Keiki O Ka Aina Attend HIPPY National Conference
HIPPY, the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program that Keiki O Ka Aina is part of held it's 18th annual conference April 2-5, 2006 in Arlington Virginia. Keiki O Ka Aina's HIPPY program leader Kim Mok and HIPPY lead facilitators joined Keiki O Ka Aina executive director Momi Akana and Kanoe Naone to participate in the conference.
The Hawaii HIPPY delegation visiting the office of Senator Daniel Akaka
The conference theme was Getting Results with HIPPY and the main focus was to promote the advocacy efforts that will result in greater knowledge about and support of HIPPY on the local and national fronts, as well as foster the crucial advocacy performed by HIPPY staff on behalf of children and families.
Keiki O Ka Aina'a Momi Akana presenting Senator Hilary Clinton with a lei
The HIPPY USA Board of Trustees voted to honor Senator Hillary Clinton and Jeffrey E. Tabak, Esq. with the 2006 Avima D. Lombard Award. The awards will be presented at a gala banquet on Sunday evening, April 2nd. Conference attendees were invited to join the Board in celebrating yet another HIPPY champion who has worked tirelessly on behalf of children and HIPPY
Keiki O Ka Aina'a Momi Akana Kanoe Naone, and Kim Mok
with Senator Daniel Akaka
The Keiki O Ka Aina HIPPY program serves over 600 parents and children on the island of Oahu and was certified by HIPPY USA for the program year 2004-2005 as a Stellar HIPPY Program and received special recognition for quality programming and services delivered to HIPPY children and families.
Keiki O Ka Aina HIPPY page
HIPPY USA website
Senator Akaka's website
End of Year Celebration set for May13th
Keiki O Ka Aina will be having it's annual End of the Year Celebration at the Honolulu Zoo this year on May 13th. Keiki O Ka will be celebrating it's 10th Anniversary and will be featuring Kelly Boy Delima of Kapena and Raiatea Helm as their special guests.
The celebration begins at 10:00am and will end at 3:00. Parking will be at Kapiolani Community College with shuttle buses providing transportation to and from the Zoo during and after the event. Keiki O Ka Aina's Celebration will coincide with the FIL-COM 100th Anniversary Festival at Kapiolani Park and there will be no parking available at the Waikiki Shell.
Admission will be 10.00 per family. For more information or details of the event, please contact Keiki O Ka Aina offices at 853-2211.
Keiki O Ka Aina joins Hawaiian Airlines Affiliate Program
Keiki O Ka Aina has joined the Hawaiian Air Affiliate Program and can offer various discounts and special promotions to anyone who visits our website and clicks on a Hawaiian Air link. The links on Keiki O Ka Aina's website will look similar as the banner ad below and will take the user directly to the online booking page of Hawaiian Airlines. When at the online booking site the current discounts and offers along with their codes can be found.
Keiki O Ka Aina will earn one mile for every dollar spent on tickets purchased online.
Keiki O Ka Aina Hawaiian Air affiliate web page