Hoʻoulu ʻĀina staff believe in the benefits of place-based learning and ‘aina as our true teacher. Our service learning activities immerse the students in listening to the land and in turn they learn full reciprocity.
CIRCLE OF RECIPROCITY
Here at Hoʻoulu ʻĀina, we believe that there is a reciprocal relationship between the health of the land and the health of the people. We strive to provide meaningful experiential and educational activities for community members to reconnect to the land, health, themselves and each other. As a health center we are committed to growing and cultivating a strong community. Through time spent on the land, students begin to understand that community includes all; self, ka mauna, invasive species and the bugs. When students put their hands into the lepo they learn the values of aloha, laulima, mālama and leadership. Our staff enjoy bridging classroom curriculum and ‘āina education to further fortify student learning experiences. If your school, group or organization would like to join us on the land, please contact us to schedule a visit.