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EDUCATION

OUR GOAL

A skilled, fulfilled, globally engaged, and thriving Hawaiʻi Island community. 

OUR STRATEGY

Create learning pathways that build connection to ʻāina, ‘ohana, communities, and local-global servant leadership.

OUR IMPACT

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DIGITAL SKILLS PROJECT

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide training and resources (laptop and assistance connecting to internet) for residents at a digital literacy level 0-1

  • Demonstrate the skill and ability of community-based instructors to effectively engage residents

CORE TEAM ACTIONS

  • Host workshops in communities island-wide

  • Assist participants in enrolling in the Emergency Broadband Benefit and Affordable Connectivity Program

  • Disseminate participant survey, compile data, and produce report

RESOURCES

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DIGITAL LITERACY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

From January to March 2022, Vibrant Hawaiʻi conducted a Digital Literacy Demonstration project in collaboration with communities across Hawaiʻi Island. Within 90 days, 300 community members who identified a digital literacy level 0-2 participated in live workshops and received a free refurbished laptop. In addition to providing direct service to communities, Vibrant Hawaiʻi's aim was to garner participant and community-based instructor feedback and document and share best practices to inform the deployment of future digital equity initiatives.

In July 2022, the Education Stream welcomed an esteemed panel of digital literacy champions to speak to share a report about the project. Watch the video above as the panel reflects on the work that they have done and how the data they have collected informs future iterations of this digital initiative around Hawai'i Island. Click the button below to download the full report.

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GET INVOLVED

STREAM CHAIR

Dr. Farrah-Marie Gomes serves as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.

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