In our continuing series with 'O Hina i ka Malama, the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program at Molokai High School, students play Friendly Isle planners. This is their mana`o on what ideas or creative businesses they believe would best benefit or sustain Molokai.
Ku`uleialoha Kahana-Kalua, 17
Kailana Ritte-Camara, 15
'O kekahi mea makemake makou e kukulu, 'o ia no kekahi kula kaiapuni no na haumana `olelo Hawai'i. He maika`i a `oi aku ka hau`oli, ina loa`a ia makou kekahi kula kaiapuni no makou a me na makua no ho'i!
'O kekahi mea a`e, makemake au e kukulu i kekahi hale a'o, he 'ano kula nui no na po`e i loa'a 'ole i ka hana a me na po`e e pono ai ka hana. Hiki ia lakou ke a'o i kekahi makau hou ma ia hale. A makemake pu au i kekahi hale nui no na keiki i hana`ino 'ia e na makua a me na 'ohana paha. He hale ho'omalu paha no ia.
If I had a chance to be a leader, I would like to build a Hawaiian immersion school for people who want to learn Hawaiian like parents, and for our current Hawaiian immersion students.
I would also like to see a training center that is built for people who need training or want to have training for jobs. I would also like to have a center that helps protect kids that are being abused or hurt in any way.