Support For Schools On The Waianae Coast
PVT supports schools on the Waianae Coast with funding for academic and sports programs, classroom enhancements, and special programs.
High School and Intermediate Schools
Since 2005, our signature PVT Scholarship program has awarded more than $1 million to more than 300 college-bound seniors at Nanakuli and Waianae high schools, and Kamaile Academy.
PVT also supports academics in the form of educational trips to places both near and far. Students from Nanakuli High and Intermediate School traveled to Hawaii Island as well as Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar as part of the East-West Center’s Partnership for Youth Program. We also supported the NHIS Robotics Team trips to the mainland for national competition events, and the Nanakuli Performing Arts Center’s trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.
High School Athletics
PVT has supported NHIS athletics for many years. In the past, that support has been evidenced in our providing the Nanakuli High School track team with new high-tech compression uniforms made by Second Skin (we can’t prove they make the runners faster, we just know they do), as well new NHIS PE uniforms complete with Golden Hawk emblems. We also supplied new uniforms to the NHIS Lady Hawks softball team. And as a supporter of NHIS football, we helped turn an old bungalow into a study hall for the team and provided new rubber flooring for the team’s weight room.
Each school year, teachers from five Waianae Coast elementary schools receive a little help from PVT as part of the company’s annual school supply initiative. Hundreds of pens, composition books, colored pencils, glue, binders, and other supplies were provided to Nanakuli Elementary, Maili Elementary, Makaha Elementary, Nanaikapono Elementary, and Waianae Elementary. Recently, we added hundreds of pairs of slippers in a range of sizes and colors to the inventory of supplies for our elementary school students.
To help pre-schoolers experience the world beyond Nanakuli, PVT also provided financial assistance for a Nanaikapono Elementary field trip to the Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako.