With the economic uncertainties facing Molokai, I went to the Kula Ki`e Ki`e Hawaiian Language Immersion School at Molokai High to ask the students to play Friendly Isle planners. This is their mana`o on what creative businesses and ideas they believe would best benefit Molokai.
Ko`u manalo makemake wau ia kakou e ho`i ka malama i ka `aina. Hookanu hou na mea kanu a hooulu ka ulula`au. Pono kekahi mea lai pake malane`i, a he kokua keia no na po`e hou e ha`awi ia kakou i ko lakou mau kala.
I would like more people giving back to the island by rebuilding our fish ponds and replanting native plants to extend our forest and create more greenery for our island. And a restaurant with Chinese food would be a big help and our community and new-comers can give more money to our businesses.