Jan E. Hanohano Dill

Jan E. Hanohano Dill is a Native Hawaiian dedicated to helping communities become healthy and resilient. In 1997, he formed the non-profit organization Partners in Development Foundation, and in 1998, the Consortium for Hawaii Ecological Engineering Education, now known as Malama Aina Foundation. Dill’s opinions and views do not necessarily reflect the vision and policies of PIDF or MAF.

Are We Doing Right By Our Children? Courtesy of Jan E. Hanohano Dill

Are We Doing Right By Our Children?

Hawaii is one of the bottom-feeder states when it comes to public investment in early childhood and family education.

Big Payoffs For Kids, For A Fraction Of Honolulu Rail Costs Courtesy of For the Future of Our Keiki

Big Payoffs For Kids, For A Fraction Of Honolulu Rail Costs

Too many Hawaii children are falling behind early, due to inadequate education supports, and never catch up. Investing in them now yields huge savings later.
Hawaii Should Remember To Ask: ‘And How Are The Children?’ Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Hawaii Should Remember To Ask: ‘And How Are The Children?’

A traditional Maasai greeting poses a question we ought to be prioritizing half a world away in the islands.
Wahi Pana And The Importance of Knowing Where One Comes From Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wahi Pana And The Importance of Knowing Where One Comes From

A sense of place is an important tradition that has powerful applications in the lives of our children, families and political leaders. Knowing it can help us meet the challenges of contemporary life.
Embracing Homelessness: An Opportunity To Practice Our Aloha Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Embracing Homelessness: An Opportunity To Practice Our Aloha

How did this level of homelessness become our new normal? In solving it, we must look to our most important common values.