Motheread/Fatheread Hawaii recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of teaching classes in two correctional facilities on the island of Oahu.  The instructor of these classes consistently sees a dramatic difference from the first class to the last:  “Students are more communicative, more open to others, and more willing to explore beyond their own experience.”  Rather than working with multiple community partners and instructors as many affiliates do, most of the instruction in the Oahu prisons and other Hawaii locations has been done by the Motheread program coordinator.  Efforts by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to expand Motheread/Fatheread Hawaii are now underway.  A new partnership is in place with a transitional housing facility on Oahu that may become a model for more work statewide.  A recent Motheread training on the island of Kauai promises more opportunities there as well.


Robert G. Buss, Executive Director

Robert Chang, Motheread/Fatheread State Coordinator

E-mail: read@hihumanities.org

Hawai’i Council for the Humanities

3599 Wai’alae Ave., Room 25

Honolulu, HI 96816

Phone: 808-732-5432

Fax: 808-732-5402

Web site: www.hihumanities.org