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Financial Information:

Annual Report - 2012
Annual Report - 2011
Annual Report - 2010
 

The Kawaihoa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.  The IRS Form 990 is available for review at www.guidestar.org

 

Contact Information

Telephone: 808-292-2738
Postal address:
P.O. Box 670,
Kaneohe HI  96744-0670
Email:  hula@kawaihoa.org


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Copyright 2010 Kawaihoa Foundation

"Kawaihoa" represents the special heritage from which this organization was founded.  "Ka wai" - the water, represents Na Kumu Hula, Na Hālau, Family and Friends that have shared their knowledge and experiences, like the life-giving waters; "hoa" - companion or friend, or to bind;  represents the bond of these relationships and friendships that are important for our development and growth. Learn more about us


MISSION STATEMENT

Vision

The Kawaihoa Foundation was established to educate, promote and preserve the unique traditions and cultural heritage of the Hula, Polynesian Dances and other ethnic arts .  To support the purpose and activities of  HĀLAU KAWAIHOA, NOANOA TE TIARE POLYNESIAN DANCE COMPANY and other established cultural ethnic organizations.

Mission





To enhance and to sustain strong cultural and spiritual values by better educating the hula, polynesian and other ethnic arts practitioner to care, support and respect, so that each practitioner, in aspiring to their full potential; spiritually and humbly, can make a contributing impact (by setting the example) to the communities and all walks of life.


To remain dedicated as an institution of protecting and perpetuating the traditions and cultural heritage of the hula, polynesian and other ethnic art forms.


Our work is to enable the Kawaihoa Foundation and its schools to survive, thrive, and enrich the lives of all those with the commitment and dedication to promote and preserve the hula, polynesian dances and other ethnic arts.


To recognize, acknowledge, respect and exemplify the living spirit of the hula, polynesian and other ethnic arts.  Through the understanding of the traditions and cultural resources, beliefs, tales, folklore and legends.

To be culturally aware and sensitive to issues and specific needs relative to the dance.  To empower community involvement and support.

To implement and coordinate workshops through public and private resources.
To maintain the protocol, teachings and history of past generations.

To encourage new, innovative and contemporary ideas for the present as well as the future.

Relationships

In partnerships with the communities, private and public resources, corporate institutions and non-profit organizations, we are able as the Kawaihoa Foundation and its schools and associations, to work collaboratively to sustain and uphold the social, cultural, spiritual, and economic well-being of the hula, polynesian and other ethnic art forms for generations to come.

Associates

Hālau Kawailaniakea
Kumu Hula La'akea Arista
808-349-2589
hālaukawailaniakea@gmail.com

Hālau Na Pua A Lei
Kumu Hula Twyla Ululani Mendez
twylamendez@gmail.com

Hālau Keolakapuokalani
Kumu Hula Drake Keolakapu Delaforce'-Dudoit
808-282-6885
keolakapu@aol.com

Hālau Pa'akea Wai Lehua
Kumu Hula Wanda Akiu
808-721-2479
paakeawailehua@gmail.com



 

 


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