OLA’s Motto

ʻO ka ʻŌlelo Ke Ola – Language is Life

We have adopted “‘O ka ‘ōlelo ke ola – Language is life” as OLA’s motto. It reflects the importance of language and how language serves as the life-line for people. The motto also embodies the spirit of equality behind Hawai‘i’s language access laws. Language should be a tool, not a barrier, to the pursuit of a better life. We, at OLA, look forward to collaborating with government, the private sector and the community in making this possible.ohia2