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Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation works with public, charter, and private schools throughout Hawaiʻi. Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundationʻs Field Trip Grants and Mini-Grants are available to Hawaiʻi schools state-wide and the grant application period runs from July 1st through March 1st. We encourage educators to apply!

Our ʻĀINA In Schools, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, and 3R's School Recycling programs focus on schools on Oʻahu, however there are many resources, curricula, workshops and trainings available for students and educators everywhere. We encourage educators to subscribe to our Hawaiʻi Educators Mailing List for updates and opportunities.

Here is a snapshot of the schools that have received Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation support and have participated in our programs.

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Waikīkī Elementary School

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Waikīkī Elementary joined 'ĀINA In Schools in 2008. In addition to gardens used in ʻĀINA lessons, the school boasts a beautiful "Food Farm" that produces a bounty of crops. One of the amazing things the school has accomplished centers on food waste. In partnership with The Green House, students are using bokashi effective microorganisms to turn ALL of the school's lunch waste into compost for use in the school's gardens.

Program Participation
Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Lessons
Garden-Based Learning
  • Garden Lessons
  • Orchard
  • Food Farm
  • Cooking Club
Healthy Food on Campus
  • Student CSA
Agricultural Literacy
  • Chef Visits: Dave Caldeiro, 2013
Waste Reduction Family and Community Outreach
  • Simplify the Holidays 'ĀINA Night, 2007(?)
  • Oʻahu Farm to School Network Kick-Off Event Host Site, 2011
  • 5th Annual Farm to School Conference Host Site, 2012

Participating Schools