Mālama Honua My Voyage app is now free!
- Posted on 4 Oct 2016
- In Education, Newsletter, Teachers
Earlier this year, the Mālama Honua My Voyage Appisode 1 was developed based on the values and lessons of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. The locally created educational app engages five to eight-year-old “junior navigators” in building a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, learning lessons in environmental sustainability and Hawaiian culture along the way. In an effort to engage as many students as possible, the Hoʻomālamalama Foundation has made the first appisode (see trailer below) now available for free.
You can check out a trailer for app here or visit the app website at www.malamahonua.com for more information.
The Hoʻomālamalama Foundation thanks the supporters who purchased the first appisode – which gave them the confidence to pursue Appisode 2 – Starting the Voyage.
“The second appisode will pick up where we left off,” said Vance Martin, one of the app’s creators. “In Appisode 1, we focused on making the canoe and mālama ʻāina. The second will be about sailing and navigating the canoe and mālama wai. By the end of the appisode we will land in Tahiti and learn how that community embraces Mālama Honua.”
The Hoʻomālamalama Foundation collaborated with the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) and the Mālama Honua Public Charter School (MHPCS) in creating the app. Hoʻomālamalama intends to share app proceeds amongst the three non-profits to further their respective educational missions.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society would like to thank Hoʻomalamalama Foundation for creating this app and promoting the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage amongst children and their parents in a manner that is educational, fun and true to the values of mālama honua.
About Hoʻomalamalama Foundation
Hoʻomālamalama Foundation was created in 2014 to create educational tools that inspire learning while supporting worthy charities. The Foundation is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
About Mālama Honua Public Charter School
Mālama Honua Public Charter School (MHPCS) prepares children to be community leaders and environmental stewards for our island home and the world. MHPCS prepares students to navigate their many voyages through life, drawing on a blend of indigenous and global knowledge to create positive solutions for the environmental and social challenges that their generation is facing. Students gain science, math, reading, art, and music skills through hands-on experiences in the community that help them identify ways they can mālama — care for — the world around them. For more information about MHPCS, visit malamahonuapcs.org.