26 Apr Kapa’a High Tackles Affordable Housing
For the second time this year students from Kapa’a High School arrived at the Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity jobsite in ‘Ele’ele to work along side Habitat home buyers as they build their future homes. The purpose of these community projects is to provide relative learning opportunities for the students in Michelle Gibson’s Social Studies class. With relative learning, the students identify issues in the community and then work to become part of the solution to that issue. In this instance the students have identified the lack of affordable housing on Kaua’i and are volunteering with Kaua’i Habitat as a way to address the issue in a positive way that creates aloha and a sense of ohana in the community.
The Kapa’a High School volunteer team spent the day doing foundation work. Once they were split into smaller groups they tackled preparing and leveling holes as well as cutting and bending rebar.
For those of us working at Kaua’i Habitat, it is inspiring to see that these students are learning community awareness and creative problem solving. We look forward to seeing more student participation in the future as there are talks of students volunteering a couple of times per semester. We couldn’t be more grateful of these students, Michelle Gibson and the leadership of Kapa’a High School.