• TEDx Talk Now Online!

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

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  • Our Latest Videos

    Check out our 2014 video, by Hana’s own Kara Henderson: Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike on Vimeo Watch Kara’s really fun GoPro video of our 2013 projects — time lapsed! Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike on Vimeo Check us out on the show “Turning Point,” a collaboration between Kara and BYU TV. Learn more on […]

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  • 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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  • Uncle’s Own Hale

    We’re now building a small stand-alone hale (cottage) with kitchen and bathroom inside, for close access, for a kupuna who has been fighting cancer. Because the need for partitioned space meant we had to add walls inside the small dwelling, we came up with a design that concentrated on ventilation—using heavy insulation and passive cooling, […]

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  • Hamoa Shower Is Back!

    After years of our community missing the shower at Hana’s popular Hamoa Beach, we researched and talked with experts to find out the most foolproof, quality way to rebuild the shower. We came up with a design that incorporated rebar, cement, and fiberglass fiber, and found the best possible faucet, metering switch, and shower nozzle—a […]

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  • Kupuna Kokua

    We built a living area with kitchen and handicap-accessible bathroom for a kupuna who recently had health issues and needed help modifying his living situation.

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  • Woods Mentoring

    Dr. Lorrin Pang teaches us advanced inlaid woodworking techniques in Woodshop …

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  • Teppanyaki Grill!

    Bringing in fresh food from Mahele Farm and cooking it up on the teppanyaki grill …

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  • New Kai Program

    In our new Kai (Ocean) Program, we’re working with Conservation International marine biologists by collecting samples of manini fish to study their reproductive cycles, teaching students about sustainable fishing techniques.

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  • Woods Action

    We’ve been doing all kinds of projects in Woodshop this season …

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  • Helping Halau

    In Woods, graduate youth worked on the lathe with 18 members of Hana’s halau hula, Halau o Nakaulakuhikuhi, to make kalaʻau (stick) instruments out of ʻohiʻa, kamani, and milo wood, for their performance at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival.

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  • Student Ramp

    We built a 55-foot handicap-access ramp at the home of a former Building Program student who was tragically in a car accident and is now confined to a wheelchair. He was happy to have his classmates and friends come kokua him and his family …

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