• Welcome to Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke Building Program … We’re a hands-on learning program that substitutes textbooks and classroom work with tools and job experience. The best way to learn about us is through our pictures and stories—look below for our latest projects, and check out our short videos!

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  • Our Latest Videos

    We were honored this season to have a short video (7 minutes) made about us through the generosity of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, and filmed by the Hokuleʻa film crew Paliku Documentary Films / ʻOiwi TV (click image for link):               Check out our latest video by Hana’s own Kara […]

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  • TEDx Talk Now Online!

    Rick Rutiz’s 2014 TEDx talk, about the philosophy behind Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke’s teaching approach, is online at: CLICK IMAGE BELOW FOR RICK’S TEDx TALK

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  • Solar Classroom in the News

    At Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke, we’re always humbled when our students’ successes are featured in the press. Last week, their achievements were featured twice! Our kids’ latest project at Hana School — building the first off-grid, fully solar-powered classroom on a Hawaiʻi DOE campus — appeared in: – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (click here for link) […]

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  • Book Launch

    When people ask us for a curriculum, a way to replicate the work we do here in Hana, we tell them it’s based on relationship, and the best way to talk about it is through stories—luckily, we have lots of them. Through the generous support of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, we’ve just published our version […]

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  • Solar Classroom

    The solar photovoltaic system is up and running on the new Elementary Classroom our youth built at Hana School—making this the first off-grid DOE classroom in Hawaiʻi! The kids are now busy adding their artists’ touch, painting underwater murals on the outside and kalo motifs within.

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  • Feature in Ka Wai Ola

    We’re so honored to be front page news of the June issue of OHA’s Ka Wai Ola … click on the image to read the article:

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  • Building a Classroom

    On campus, our youth are building a much-needed elementary school classroom at Hana School. They’ve completed installing the roof, windows, doors, and deck, and are now putting on the solar photovoltaic system. This will be the first classroom within a public school in Hawaiʻi to be completely off grid! And check out the ceiling, which […]

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  • Teaching Keiki at the Farm

    At Mahele Farm, our apprentices are becoming teachers to our keiki, the children who visit the farm from Hana Elementary School. In these pictures, it was a first grade class, and the maiʻa (banana) lesson was about to begin. Our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator talked about the equator and the tropics, and about how baby maiʻa […]

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  • Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike at Kalo Fest 2016

    At last weekend’s Taro Festival, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke had a craft and informational booth, where students sold their woodworking projects to the public … The leaders of our Kuʻi Program also demonstrated the cooking of kalo and how to pound it into paʻi ʻai. Our Hana keiki jumped in, hands-on!

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  • Learning to Make Pohaku Kuʻi ʻAi

    Youth involved in our Kuʻi Program recently learned how to make their own pohaku kuʻi ʻai, poi-pounding stones. Our kids then took the papa kuʻi ʻai (poi-pounding boards) out of the fishpond, where they had been curing in the saltwater since our Fall workshop. Students are now working on finishing their boards to prepare them […]

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  • Our Biggest Kupuna Building Project Ever!

    Our youth just built a 1,200-square-foot cottage for a deserving uncle and auntie in Hana town. The design emphasized sustainable techniques such as passive ventilation, and our kids learned how to build for longevity in our damp, hot climate. On the project, they learned every aspect of the construction process, from using a laser level […]

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