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  • Manoa Boy Scout Troop 33 Donates Their National Award Prize To SECOH

Monday, April 18, 2011


First row, left to right: Ben Chan, Sandee Yoro, Tim Leong
Second row, left to right: Bryce Hiramatsu, David Arakawa, Brandon Chan, and Aric Leong

HONOLULU--Manoa Boy Scout Troop 33 donated two Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) to the Special Education Center of Hawaii (SECOH) during the Troop's March 2011 Court of Honor. The Troop 33 scouts received the AED's from Cardiac Science as their prize for winning the National Video Competition on the importance of having an AED. The award was presented at the most recent National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (To view video, go to

Troop 33 shot their award winning video at SECOH's Founder's Center on Oahu. With a great understanding of the importance of having access to AED's in schools and public places, Troop 33 donated their prize to SECOH, a not for profit organization that provides personalized services to people with disabilities of all ages in the spirit of enriching lives.
Receiving the AEDs on behalf of SECOH was Sandra Yoro, Executive Director. "We commend these fine young men for their talents in creating this video and for caring about and making a difference to the communities in which they live. Troop 33 has donated time to SECOH for past service projects and we are so pleased that their good works are receiving national recognition," Yoro said.

SECOH provides a wide range of personalized, innovative and dynamic services to people with disabilities of all ages and the elderly to sustain them in home settings rather than long-term care facilities. They operate six community centers in Kahala, Kalihi, Pearl City, Waipahu, Ewa Beach and Wahiawa. Their services include Adult Day Health, Adult Day Care, Respite, Personal Assistance/Habilitation, Residential Habilitation and Skilled Nursing.
Visit for more information regarding SECOH's mission and services on Oahu. For neighbor island resources, contact SECOH at (808) 734-0233.


Contact: Sandra Yoro or Mary Jossem
(808) 734-0233 (808) 330-8438
(808) 330-8440 (808) 595-2865

MISSION: SECOH provides personalized services to people with disabilities in the spirit of enriching lives.

Nurturing Lives & Cultivating Communities - Established in 1965 by Sister Agnes Jerome Murphy.


VISION: People are valued and treated with dignity and respect.
VALUES: Integrity Dignity Conviction
  • Day Services: Center based activities and instruction including community outings.
  • Respite: Temporary residential placement.
  • Personal Assistance/Habilitation: One-on-one community based activities and instruction.
  • Residential Habilitation: One-on-one support in state licensed and certified residential settings beyond the care and supervision typically provided.
  • Skilled Nursing: Nursing assessments and intervention.
  • Day Services for People with Acquired Disabilities due to Aging: Center based activities and instruction including community outings.
  • Family Support for People with Acquired Disabilities due to Aging: Respite and
  • companionship for families and care providers.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sandra J. Yoro Ph.: 808-734-0233
Number of Employees: 100
Number of Customers: 185

Kahala Senior Adult Day Care M-F 7am-5pm
Wahiawa Senior Adult Day Care M-F 8am-4pm

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