In the Hawaiian language, Mālama Kekahi I Kekahi translates to take care of each other. At Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, the largest houseless village on Oʻahu, this is a phrase that Twinkle Borge, the leader of this woman-run village, tells her children regularly.
In December 2018, we were able to hold a month-long art show at the Arts at Marks Garage for the youth of Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae. Our opening night was incredibly successful thanks to the hard work of our students and our gallery volunteer crew, Ryan of Arts at Marks Garage, and the dozens of attendees who came for support. The kids also sold dozens of prints and were able to raise over $1,000 to get new cameras for class. We can’t wait for our next show! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us.
To learn more about Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae and how you can support this community, please visit alohaliveshere.org