Wahi Noho Like o Ka Po‘e: Community Engagement
‘Ōlelo no‘eau: Nāna i waele i ke ala, ma hope mākou
She opened up the path, we followed.
Waele means to weed, clear, or remove grass or weeds. This action is symbolic of educators clearing a path for students. This can be thought of as preparing their minds to learn the knowledge and skills we have to share, or as being a figurative elder sibling who has previously gone through what they are experiencing and helping guide them along their path.
This project was supported by a U.S. D.O.E. Title III Native Hawaiian Serving Grant.