HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES, Hawaii: The Marshallese community gathered at Kahuku County Park in Ocean View this weekend, the location of a planned cultural center.
The Marshallese living in Ocean View number in the hundreds, with many living in poor conditions. Na’alehu physician Dr. Richard Creagan knows the challenges these people – many of whom do not speak English – face here on Hawaii Island.
All challenges aside, the event at Kahuku Park was a chance for the Marshallese to get aquainted with some of the resources that are available to them, and have fun in the process.
Jonithen Jackson, a Marshallese community leader in Ka`u, and president of the Alliance of Community and Health, described the importance of celebrating culture.
We will have more on this story in the coming days.