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Kamehameha Schools donates classrooms

By Star-Advertiser staff


Twelve modular buildings donated by Kamehameha Schools are being shipped at a discount by Young Brothers Ltd. to Kauai for use at two public charter schools.

The modular units are due to arrive Saturday and will be used at Kawaikini Public Charter School in Lihue and Kanuikapono Learning Center in Anahola.

 “For our teachers and students it is a dream about to come true,” said Ipo Torio, Kanuikapono’s executive director. “The money saved for the shipping will go to creating a much needed playground for the new campus and for much needed supplies and materials.” 

Kamehameha Schools donated 22 modular buildings to five Hawaiian-focused charter schools after the structures had been used as temporary classrooms during renovations at its Kapalama campus. Glenn Hong, Young Brothers president, said his company was pleased to support the project.

“The impact of these modular buildings will be significant at Kawaikini,” said Kaleimakamae Ka‘auwai, executive director.

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Blue_Powder wrote:
Kudos to Kamehameha Schools and Young Brothers!
on September 21,2012 | 10:17AM
DiverDave wrote:
Young Brothers got a big tax deduction (high retail I suspect). Same as getting paid.
on September 21,2012 | 05:22PM
olos73 wrote:
on September 21,2012 | 12:00PM
DiverDave wrote:
Once again these "donations" are for "Hawaiian focused" schools. Why does it always have to be raced based? Can't they just once do something for all the "children of Hawaii", as the Bishop Trust says? Kamehameha Schools should lose their non profit tax staus for not being inclusive of all races of children.
on September 21,2012 | 01:52PM
mellishi wrote:
...oh get a grip! Kamehameha Schools has served this community well and every race is a recipient of their generosity, in one way or another! Punahou is not a "Hawaiian focused" school and they have been recipients of Kamehameha Schools. DiverDave ...you need to come up for air - its a wonderful world topside!
on September 21,2012 | 02:53PM
8082062424 wrote:
there you go again with your hate and jealousy . Kid can go to public charter school and not have Hawaiian. granted some of what they teach is more Hawaiian based. If how and what they teach offend you send the child to another school. Same as Catholics schools if you do not agree with what they teach then you do not send the child there
on September 21,2012 | 04:11PM
DiverDave wrote:
Religion based schools have been determined to be not raced based. Separate raced based schools have already been determined to be unconstitutional under separate but equal arguements. It is not for the community. When Kamehameha Schools does something it is only for Polynesian Hawaiians. That makes them a racist organization, and not inclusive under I.R.S. rules pertaining to 501(c) status
on September 21,2012 | 05:10PM
8082062424 wrote:
here the thing you do not have to be Hawaiian to attend public charter schools. There teaching may be more based on Hawaiian culture and history if you have a problem with that do not send your child there. I will say these charter school are out standing doe could learn a lot from them
on September 21,2012 | 06:05PM
DiverDave wrote:
Would a Black parent not be worried about sending their child to a White Charter School? Stop being delusional. Stop thinking racist.
on September 21,2012 | 09:05PM
8082062424 wrote:
You need to stop being a racist. Have you ever been to one of these charter schools? I have i have nieces and nephews who attend a few thru Oahu . You have white kids blacks kids kids from every race that attend them. parents being evolved is a big part of these schools. they share the schools mission and play a huge part in these schools. These school top doe schools for good reasons. If you do not share the schools missions then it not the school for you. before you hate on some thing go there and find out what it like
on September 22,2012 | 09:09AM
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