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Brookfield Residential Hawai’i Expands Education Program to the Big Island

HONOLULU (April 7th, 2007) – It was Christmas in March on the Big Island as teachers and nearly 100 students at Waikoloa Elementary School received much needed supplies and learning tools for their classrooms through Brookfield Residential Hawai’i’s Holomua (succeed) education program. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ken Becker personally presented the lauhala-wrapped gifts to very excited second-grade and special education students. Waikoloa Elementary School was the first school on the Big Island to be served by Brookfield’s Holomua program, which was started last year by Brookfield Residential Hawai‘i President Jeffrey Prostor. “In addition to our core home building business, Brookfield Residential Hawai‘i believes that being good stewards of the land and actively making a positive difference in communities is part of our business. We hope to achieve some of these goals through Holomua,” said Prostor. Brookfield began the program at an elementary school on Kauai’s south shore and it was so successful that it has now been expanded to other schools on Kauai, Oahu as well as on the Big Island at Waikoloa. The teachers and students received items such as digital cameras with printer docks, Leap Frog interactive learning tools, individual white boards for a whole second grade class, art supplies, printer ink and much more. “We never just write a check. Our program directly grants the wishes of teachers for items that will directly enhance their student’s experiences in the classroom,” added Prostor. “Brookfield Residential Hawai‘i recognizes that just as we seek to make a difference in how and what we build, these teachers seek to make a difference in the lives of the children they teach and nurture. Holomua means to move forward together and we are truly excited to help give these children the tools and experience they need to lead full and successful lives so that hopefully they can continue this legacy of making a difference.”