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KANU opens two new buildings

Sen. Daniel Akaka and Chris Kanazawa, Hawaii State Director, USDA Rural Development, flanked by other dignitaries and keiki of KANU. (Photo special to Hawaii 24/7)


Kanu o ka Aina (KANU) New Century Public Charter School, with its nonprofit partner Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana (KALO) in Waimea, celebrated completion of two new buildings Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The buildings – Halau Pokii and Halau Puke – allow all KANU students to be accommodated together at Kauhale Oiwi O Puukapu.

KALO executive director Taffi Wise expressed appreciation for the support from DHHL, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kamehameha Schools, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Castle, Paahana Enterprises, Quality Builders and the Waimea Community who have all had a role in reaching this milestone.

“However, we are not done,” Wise said. “KANU still needs a cafeteria, high school classrooms and more. Since charter schools do not receive funding, KALO and community partners will continue efforts to perpetuate Hawaii’s culture through charter schools like KANU.”

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