KA ʻĀMANA KOʻOKUA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COHORT ʻELUA
We are excited to announce that the application for Ka ʻĀmana Koʻokua Mentorship Program Cohort ʻElua is now open!
We are currently seeking four Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders who are interested in growing a foundation of culturally-immersive birth workers to serve our NHPI community. No prior experience is necessary.
Apply for this opportunity to receive one-on-one mentorship, guidance, and group learning by Friday, June 16, 2023.
Please note that to better meet the needs of our community and to bridge current gaps in access to perinatal care, preference will be given to applicants on Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Maui. However, all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.
We welcome inquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mahalo, and we look forward to connecting with you!
KA ʻĀMANA KOʻOKUA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
COHORT ʻEKAHI (COMPLETED)
We are excited to launch our first Koʻokua Mentorship Program, thanks to the generous funding and support of the Hawaiʻi People's Fund as recipients of the 2022 Hoʻāla Grant.
Ka ʻĀmana Mentorship Program seeks to sustainably grow our hui o Kalauokekahuli provider base in order to increase the capacity of perinatal education and services we are able to provide to Kanaka and Pasifika birthing people o ka pae ʻāina.
Through this program, six cohort participants will be selected to receive one-on-one mentorship from Kalauokekahuli Koʻokua, Wahinehula Kaʻeo and Mālia Kaupe. Mentorship activities include deep dives into ʻike related to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum through reading and discussion, shadowing, and hands-on learning. Cohort members will also build community with each other through online learning opportunities. Upon successful completion of the year-long program, cohort members will be asked to serve as Kalauokekahuli Koʻokua for at least one year as needed and with compensation.
We will also be offering special topic workshops to the cohort and community through funding received from the Hoʻāla Grant. Topics include: Childbirth Education; History of Colonialism and Anti-Racism in Birthwork in Hawaiʻi; Hānai Waiū, and ʻIke Kupuna. Check out our Instagram and Workshops and Events pages for updates!
Applications have now closed and mentors have been selected and notified. Mahalo!