ETHNIC EDUCATION HAWAI‘I
Making communications accessible for all!
Hawai‘i's Diversity and Its Challenges
Hawai‘i’s ethnic diversity makes it unique compared to the rest of the United States. However, there are also challenges such as making communications language-accessible to the state’s multi-ethnic community.
Providing Services In Hawai‘i for Over 25 Years
Ethnic Education Hawai‘i (EEH) has been in existence in Hawai’i for over 25 years. Our goal is to ensure those who lack proficiency with the English language have access to information in their own languages and to support the successful participation and integration of immigrants and others with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) into our multi-ethnic community.
12.6 % of Hawai‘i's Population has Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
In 2016, 12.6 % of Hawaii’s population 5 years or older spoke English less than “very well”. l has limited English proficiency. Therefore, there are challenges in being able to communicate with such a large segment of the population.
Non-English Public Broadcasting & Communications
With Ethnic Education Hawai‘i, we want to make public communication and broadcasting accessible to a significant part of the population that is not proficient in English.