Not only was this the first time the HPU Rotaract
was involved in organizing the trip, but also it is the first
time anyone outside French Polynesia has been invited to attend
“This exchange will have a great impact, not only in the lives of the teens
from the two Hawaiian Immersion public schools, Halau Lokahi and Anuenue, attending
the Saga, but also people around them”, said Claude Thompson, Rotary
District 5000 governor.
The exchange was made possible through the efforts of the Rotaract
club of Tahiti. Next year the Rotaract clubs in Hawai‘i are to bring five Tahitian children
and one chaperone to experience what Hawai‘i has to offer.
Don’t worry about anything, just go and have fun,” said Lyau when
asked what she would advise, suggest, or tell another student in the same situation.