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Kamehameha Foundation​

Kamehameha Foundation 

Supported Ke Kula ʻo Samuel Kamakau Laboratory Charter School 

 a Hawaiian Immersion Charter School in Haʻikū Valley of Kāneʻohe on Oʻahu

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Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Charter School is an accredited educational Hawaiian immersion charter school, located in the the uplands of Haʻikū Valley in Kāneʻohe and teaches their students in the Hawaiian language from Preschool through 12th grade.  The school is approved by the State Public Charter School Commission, ʻAha Kula Hoʻāmana.


This year of 2022, Board member, David Keali’imaika’i Castro distributed 60 books (a value of $800.00) to Kumu Kukuiokalani Keeno and will be used for student curriculum in the classrooms to learn about aliʻi and members of the royal family.

Keōua, Father of Kings was written in 1920 by Aliʻi High Chiefess Princess Elizabeth Kekaʻaniau Laʻanui Pratt, a member of the royal family of Hawaiʻi.  Princess Elizabeth was educated at the Chiefs Childrenʻs School, a select school for the high ranking aliʻi who were eligible for the Hawaiian throne.  The book describes the life of Keōua nui, progenitor of the Kamehamehas and also the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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