Paepae o He’eia is a private non-profit organization dedicated to caring for He’eia Fishpond – an ancient Hawaiian fishpond located in He’eia Uli, Ko’olaupoko, O’ahu. Established in 2001 by a group of young Hawaiians, Paepae o He’eia works in partnership with landowner, Kamehameha Schools, to manage and maintain He’eia Fishpond for the community. Paepae o He’eia was established to mālama He’eia Fishpond and serve as kia’i to this precious resource and treasure.
Our vision is to perpetuate a foundation of cultural sustainability for communities (‘ohana) of Hawai`i through education. Our mission is to implement values and concepts from the model of a traditional fishpond to provide intellectual, physical, and spiritual sustenance for our community
To reach our vision, we utilize the strengths of the fishpond as a place of learning to weave ancestral knowledge together with western ways of knowing to achieve our goals.