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Mele Murals Kaewai Elementary & Halau Paheona Seniors Graduate Toggle

Mahalo to all who have supported Mele Murals in these past months. However to continue our programs with art, youth, and education, we need your kokua and support! We ask that you join our Membership Program by donating to this link.

Your support and donations to the Estria Foundation allow us to develop and sustain our arts and education programming across the state of Hawaii.


“Ola i ka wai” – There is life in water. Water is life.  –  Kalihi, Oahu

Our month of May was busy as our Mele Murals program brought our aloha to Kaewai Elementary school in Kalihi, Oahu. The mural was completed in two weeks with the help of the students and staff.
The mural is about what makes Kalihi Valley special. In the past, many akua (Hawaiian gods) and alii (royalty) were born there. Currently, people of many races are born in Kalihi and the red ginger flower, which is not native to Kalihi, represents that beauty.


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Halau Paheona graduating seniors – Kaimuki High School

We would like to give a warm ho o mai i ka i ana / congratulations to all the graduating seniors of our school of visual arts, Halau Paheona, at Kaimuki High School! Our haumana (students) have worked very hard this past school year to become better visual artists and we hope you carry the torch of being tomorrowʻs visual storytellers! Look for an upcoming mural for Olelo Hawaii Community to be finished this summer by this youth group!