Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mahalo Civil Beat: "This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons"

(Originally Posted: Nov 21, 2016 05:43 pm)

Aloha KVIBE 'Ohana,

Our Team woke up to find this beautifully written article that tells the story of the transformative community work that is happening in our bike shop. We've been receiving non-stop messages of support and affirmation from the community! We want to send a very deeply felt MAHALO PIHA to Natanya Friedheim and all of the Civil Beat Team, the family and friends of KVIBE who support our program...and of course the youth who enrich the work that we do. 

We are truly humbled to serve Kalihi!

Sebastian Supapo, 10, works on the rear wheel of a bike at KVIBE. (Photo Credit: Cory Lum/Civil Beat)

Randell Dejesus, right, a 15-year-old Farrington High School student, is a senior intern at KVIBE. Here he assists 10-year-old Wally Jakabot. (Photo Credit: Cory Lum, Civil Beat)

Read the full Civil Beat article by clicking the link below!
This Kalihi Bike Shop Is Helping Kids Learn Life Lessons: It’s easy to miss the small bike shop at the base of the Kalihi Valley, but there’s a lot going on inside. Bike parts hang from the walls and young people laugh above a radio’s thumping beat. Neighborhood kids, mostly boys ages 7 to 16, pour into the shop after school. They come from Kalihi’s working …

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