Capacity Awareness Fair on Maui Draws Attendance from Nearly 30 Organizations


May 16, 2022, 6:00 a.m. HST
*Updated May 16 at 5:10 a.m.

Hundreds of people attended the third Maui Economic Ability Fair, an event with nearly 30 organizations that sheds light on how to accept people with disabilities, according to a press release.

The fair was held on April 30 at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

Hosted by MEO’s Maui Independent Living Center, the show featured entertainment, information booths and other features.

The objective of the fair was to bring about a better understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

The Oahu Comprehensive Service Center and project coordinator, Rosalind Kia, were honored for their service to people with disabilities in Hawaii.

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KPOA’s Ed Kanoi served as emcee. Entertainment was provided by Zenshin Daiko, 30 members, country dancers Get-up and Dance and DJ Jose Castro of JamN J Productions.

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Nearly 30 public, private and non-profit organizations held tables at the fair. They included Mental Health America Hawaii, ARC of Maui, Ka Lima O Maui, Maui County Office on Aging, Maui Health System, Horizons Academy, Easter Seals of Hawaii-Maui, United Health Care and others.

The Maui Independent Living Center helps people with disabilities maintain their independence by connecting them to services. For more information, call (808) 243-4362.

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