The Filipino

Curriculum Project

Empowering Filipinos and helping Non-Filipinos by integrating a curriculum 

reflecting Filipino history, culture, and identity in Hawaiʻi.


Help us implement Filipino History Culture (CHR 2300) at your school and fill out the 2024 Student Collaborator Application is now open!

Breaking: History Made

Our course, "Filipino History Culture," is now approved by the Hawaiʻi Department of Education and will be taught in schools in the Fall of 2024.

For the first time in the US, a high school social studies course dedicated to Filipino Studies was adopted in a STATEWIDE education system. Students from Farrington High School and Waipahu High School will be able to register for the course in the Fall of 2023, which will be taught in the Fall of 2024. Since this is approved for ALL Hawaiʻi public schools, we aim to offer it as widely as possible, and we need YOUR help!

The course, CHR 2300 Filipino History Culture, or Filipino History Culture, is eligible for all Hawaiʻi public schools but is still unavailable everywhere. However, the actual offering of the course is influenced by demand and capacity, including student interest and teacher availability. Professional development will be offered to teachers to support the course.

For more in-depth information about this national milestone, please visit our Instagram page (@filipino_curriculum). We just posted content explaining this amazing feat.

Learn about how you can implement this course in your high school!

School Implementation Steps (3).pdf

Our Purpose

Filipinos are the largest Asian ethnic group and non-white group in the state of Hawaiʻi. More than 25% of the population in Hawaiʻi -a quarter of Hawai'i's people- identify as Filipino. In addition, 23% of the state's public school students are also Filipino. Despite being a majority, there is a clear lack of Filipino representation in Hawaiʻi's public and private education.  Filipino students want their history and culture to be seen and celebrated by their schools. Having representation is critical in strengthening students' ethnic identities, connections, awareness about the diversity of the community, and self-worth.

Recent Updates

FCP-inspired Children's Books? 

You read that right! We are currently going through a series of workshops in hopes of writing a collection of children's books to bring more Filipino representation to children's literature.

Kabataan Barangay at the Filipino Fiesta

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the Filipino Curriculum team led the Kabataan Barangay at the annual Filipino Fiesta at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu. Kids, teens, and people of all ages engaged in traditional Filipino games such as Chinese garter, jackstone, and more. With the help of volunteers in and out of our student team, we held carnival games as well as an Educational Tent where we spread the word about the lack of Filipino representation in education and promoted the course to our audience.

Maraming salamat to our generous sponsor, Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), for funding our first-ever FCP tote bags above all. These bags were given away as prizes to the winners of our scavenger hunt!

Philippine Consulate General applauds FCP 

We met with the PH Consul General of Hawaiʻi on February 15, 2023, to share our initiative.

Course Proposal: Signed by Farrington HS

We're getting closer to our goal. On January 24, 2023, Principal Carganilla of Farrington High School has signed the Filipino Course Proposal.

FCP Meets HIDOE Superintendent   

On Wednesday, December 12, 2022, the Filipino Curriculum Project was honored to meet with the current HIDOE Superintendent, Keith Hayashi, to share our project and students' voices. He was immensely supportive and impressed with our initiative.

For more information, visit our Instagram page: @filipino_curriculum.

Meeting with 

US Senator Hirono 

The Filipino Curriculum Project has taken another step upward by meeting with honorable US Senator Hirono (twice).

Our Biyahe 

Looking back at every step that the student team has taken.

Biyahe means journey in Tagalog.

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

Spring 2024


We accept generous donations through GoFundMe. Maraming Salamat to everyone who have contributed to our project!