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KCS students take part in a special project with Manoa Senior Care residents

March 23, 2018
By KCS Staff

Great things are cooking between KCS and Manoa Senior Care, as recipes from residents are handed down with the help of elementary students. In an ongoing project, students and residents make memories and keep treasured recipes alive through this special partnership between the two organizations. Together they are working on a recipe book that includes artwork from students and “secret” recipes from the seniors. 

On Tuesday, Miss Kang’s 2B class made the first of three visits to the care homes to color in the pages they had designed to illustrate recipes the residents recently shared for this project. Students met with residents to color together, preserving classic recipes for the next generation with a special, personal touch. Thanks to a “Be the Change” grant received from the Youth Philanthropy Board, KCS will turn this creative project in to a cookbook to give to each resident at the three care homes in Kaimuki. 

KCS also has the opportunity to share this project with a larger audience as 2nd grader Abigail Jun and Vice-Principal Mr. Kanakanui will be featured today on a segment of KHON’s Living808 show, hosted by Sam Choy and John Veneri. For the interview, Abigail and her mom prepared two recipes from the cookbook, “Aunty Elnora’s Portuguese Bean Soup” and “Aunty Thelma’s Coconut Butter Mochi.” What a tasty, collaborative effort to bridge the gap between keiki and kupuna!