Tuesday morning saw us out on the street very early again awaiting our host for the day, Phyllis Unebasami, Managing Director, Ho`olaukoa Educational Systems and Strategies for Kamehameha Schools. Phyllis arranged for us to meet over breakfast with Holoua Stender, Executive Vice President of Education for Kamehameha Schools.
Phyllis drove us to a place we would never have found as tourists, Nico’s fish market.
I had the most amazing fish omelette in lovely waterside surroundings, albeit a working fish market.
Our common interest that brought us together was working with Michael Fullan, and so the conversation over breakfast centered around his most recent work with communities and his input into Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii.
We also learnt more about the Kamehameha Schools and that while this enterprise runs three beautiful K - 12 Campuses, and many pre-schools, it’s the name of the Enterprise that holds the land, investments and and businesses that Princess Pauahi left in trust for 5 trustees to administer. In 2016 this is an $11 Billion enterprise.
“Kamehameha Schools’ endowment exists to support our educational mission to fulfill Pauahi’s desire of creating educational opportunities in perpetuity to improve the capability and well-being of people of Hawaiian ancestry.”
After breakfast we were headed to the main campus to learn more….