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The Big Kahuna
VOYAGING TOGETHER TO A NEW LIFE:
A Handbook for Newcomers to Hawaii
As with other ethnic group newcomers, the Chuukese and Marshallese populations are faced with exciting yet challenging adjustments in their new home. Learn more ... The handbook is available for download in four languages: ENGLISH, CHUUKESE, MARSHALLESE, and SPANISH.
3rd Annual Parent Guide (2009-2010)
Fifty-two pages of valuable information and resources for parents, regardless of their children's age. This guide was put together by the Hawaii Department of Education, The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii Parent Information Resource Center (HPIRC), YMCA of Honolulu, the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, and the Hawaii State Department of Health. View and download your copy.
GOT UKU? UKU (HEAD LICE) TREATMENT
Although small in stature, uku (head lice) are big trouble for schools in Hawaii. Many of Hawaii’s children are missing school due to endemic uku infestation. Learn more ... The uku (head lice) treatment is available for download in four languages: ENGLISH, CHUUKESE, MARSHALLESE, and SPANISH.
THE SUNDAYS PROJECT VIDEO
HPIRC's Sundays Project focuses on a community approach to engage families for academic achievement. The community decides which educational issues to address and discovers and expands existing solutions to solve problems. Behavior and practice, rather than knowledge, are key to propel families towards educational success. This film was created by University of Hawaii graduate student Karla Filibeck, as a class project in Urban and Regional Planning. [Watch Video] Learn more >>
THE SUNDAYS PROJECT
It is our belief that solutions to educational challenges are available within the affected community itself; it is up to us to help define what issues the community is willing to tackle, find the “positive deviants” in the community... The Sundays Project is currently available in Chuukese, Marshallese and its English translations.