Welina Kauhale iā kākou a pau (A Village welcome to all),
The Halepa’a, secured house, was where all things of kauhale value were secured. The structure was secure against rain, sun and rodents, built tight and above ground. Furthermore, security against thievery was the kuleana of the entire village, with each member doing their share to insure that the village resources were used accordingly and could be replenished. Each village identified their “worth” and built Halepa’a accordingly. In the context of the College, HawCC is a Halepa’a, the secured house, insuring that the valued resources for E ‘Imi Pono, Seeking Excellence, is secured and available for the replenishment of the greater community.
Tangaro, Acting Director