VIDEO & PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Recognizes Contributions of ʻOhana Komputer to Hawaiʻi’s Disadvantaged

October 22, 2017
Press Release

Aloha,

Yesterday evening in Kailua, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) recognized the more than seventeen years of contributions ʻOhana Komputer has made in serving Hawaiʻi’s underserved communities. The congresswoman, a founding member of the bipartisan Diversifying Technology Caucus, spoke at the organization’s annual gala held at the Mid Pacific Country Club Saturday evening about the need to bridge the digital divide in Hawaiʻi and nationwide, and thanked ʻOhana Komputer and Executive Director Gigi Davidson for working to empower Hawaiʻi’s keiki, kūpuna, veterans and more, through computer literacy and training for the 21st century. The organization serves more than 1,400 people each week through computer literacy classes, in school and after school programs, adult and senior classes, corporate trainings and more. The congresswoman also joined Davidson in recognizing Denise Espania, Director of Mālama Honua Charter School—a partner of ʻOhana Komputer—for her work to integrate technology into students’ day-to-day learning about Hawaiʻi’s culture, history, and values.

B-roll footage from the gala is available here

The photos below are available here for download

Below: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (right) recognizes Denise Espania (center) for her work to integrate technology into students’ day-to-day learning

Below (left to right): ʻOhana Komputer Executive Director Gigi Davidson, Denise Espania, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

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