Kaiser Permanente Hawaii sponsored a community workday as part of an ongoing initiative to support healthy learning environments for students.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii sponsored a community workday at Kapolei High School as part of an ongoing initiative to support healthy learning environments for “keiki,” or children. School staff, students, and Kaiser Permanente volunteers gathered to help with various campus enhancement projects, including restriping the parking lot and painting curbs and crosswalks.
“We’re excited to complete our second workday in Kapolei this year, working with students and staff to enhance places where our keiki learn and grow,” said Dave Underriner, regional president for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “We look forward to collaborating with our neighbors in Kapolei and the surrounding communities more and more in the coming months as we build our West Oahu Medical Office at Kapolei to better serve members in this area.”
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has partnered with Hawaii 3R’s, an organization founded by the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, to identify and complete impactful projects at schools across the state. Hawaii 3R's provided a grant for $9,000 for the Kapolei High School projects. Kaiser Permanente provided funds, volunteer manpower, lunch, and refreshments for helpers.
"Kaiser Permanente and 3R’s have been wonderful partners to our school, donating their time and resources to help with our campus improvements,” said Wesley Shinkawa, principal of Kapolei High School. "We’re grateful to have their support and know our students will appreciate the enhancements when they return for the new school year in August.”
In 2001, the late U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye began a new initiative called Hawaii 3R’s (Repair, Remodel and Restore Hawaii’s public schools) whose mission is to bring outside financial and human resources together to tackle the approximately $640 million repair and maintenance backlog in Hawaii’s public schools. Hawaii 3R’s works with state agencies, trade unions, businesses, military, community leaders, parents, teachers and students to match public and private funds with volunteers’ “sweat equity” to reduce the backlog.
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