Caring for Keiki
Molokai Keiki Expo 2012
Bouncing to the beat of Zumba music, Molokai keiki waved their arms to mirror Zumba teacher Kananikala Bishaw-Juario at the eighth annual Molokai Keiki Expo last Saturday. Youth showed off their hula talent and babies clambered toward victory in a crawling contest, as parents learned tools to better support their children’s future.
The event was put on by the Molokai Keiki Group, an organization designed to integrate the island’s early childhood providers, families and community partners. At the Expo, ohana and keiki explored booths from safety, health, education and activity-based local organizations revolving around youth.
“It’s all about the kids,” said event organizer Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello.