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Papahana Kuaola's project, E Ola Mau Ka Wai (Let the Waters Live On), will address Native Hawaiian students' need for effective literacy opportunities that are culture-based and place-based with the goal of increasing interest in reading through increased understanding and appreciation of traditional Hawaiian literature. Papahana Kuaola (PK), is a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on, standards-based learning experiences and instruction for students, teachers, and the general public at a cultural learning center located on a 63-acre property in Heeia, a rural community on Oahu. The project includes 40 culture-based literacy sessions for a total of 820 participants, targeting students, teachers, and community members on four islands: Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, and Maui. Hawaiian mo?olelo (myths, legends, stories, history) will be central to the project. Through the voice of Hawaiian mo?olelo, and by using a multi-sensory learning approach, Hawaiian knowledge will be passed on to today's learners.