Po‘e Ka‘ahele's Mānoa Heritage Propagation Shed Project

By Matthew and Kyler

On April 5th, 2019, we all witnessed an assembly held by Po‘e Ka‘ahele. Their assembly was about their experience at Mānoa Heritage Center. Their goal was to create a plant propagation shed to give the children of Po‘e Ka‘ahele a chance to work in the community. Po‘e Ka‘ahele presented a slide show to explain their process in planning and how to make the shed. They also had an informational video to show us their work and process to make the shed. First, they decided to have six teams: Documentaries, Materials, Builders, Plants, and Budget Organizers to make the project successful. The students actually bought materials, figured out their budget, and even figured out what wood to buy in order to make the shed a standing, sturdy structure for the Mānoa Heritage Center. Next, instead of just showing us pictures of their experience to build the shed, they also explained their experience in words. Two members from every team shared how they helped to make the Propagation Shed a success.    

This assembly definitely provided information to every individual watching the assembly. We picked up fascinating ideas from the Po‘e Ka‘ahele kids that will definitely help us in the future and even in the present. This was one of the unique Fridays in the year 2019 at Hanahau‘oli School.