• Welcome to Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke … We’re a hands-on educational training 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 Online!

    Rick Rutiz’s 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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  • Kokua for Kupuna

    Some of our favorite projects are helping kupuna and kamaʻaina with their building needs, like this bathhouse that our kids recently built for a local ʻohana (family) …     

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  • Building Youth at Mahele Farm

    Kids of all ages, from keiki (children) to ʻopiʻo (youth), come out to learn at our community farm, Mahele Farm. Graduate apprentices who go through our rigorous ag training curriculum work toward mastery of the many aspects of organic farming, while becoming skilled mentors to our younger students.  

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  • HA Day at Hana School

    February 24, 2017, real time at Hana School — Today is HA (Na Hopena Aʻo) Day and Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke worked with school and community to help make it happen … The kids came out of their classrooms and went straight into protocol. Then with the help of our Malama Haloa practitioners and […]

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  • Bringing Kalo Back

    Our Malama Haloa program has expanded beyond the school campus—we’re now working with Wailua Nui farmers who’ve been fighting a long battle for water rights to help them bring their loʻi kalo (taro patches) back to thriving health … Check it out — Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is running its first ever crowdfunding campaign! […]

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  • Planting Koa

    Haleakala Ranch recently asked us to come harvest downed koa they wanted to donate for our kids’ woodworking projects. We went up the mountain and not only gathered the wood but planted new koa tree seedlings—bringing the process full circle … p.s. Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke is running its first-ever crowdfunding campaign! And we […]

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  • Support Us on Go Fund Me!

    Mahalo to all of you who are supporting our first ever crowdfunding campaign on Go Fund Me! We’re moving toward our goal and really appreciate your donations … Check out the latest: our kids are building a hale for a kamaʻaina family—they just finished the ceiling installation and are now learning about tilework … (To […]

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  • New Hale

    We’re starting now on building a new hale for a local kamaʻaina family …

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  • Mahele Kupuna

    Kupuna cruise after a morning harvest as part of Kaunoa Senior Center’s monthly huakaʻi to Mahele Farm.

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  • Kuʻi Kalo

    On Thursdays, we offer both in-school and after-school kuʻi sessions, along with a community kuʻi Thursday afternoons, open to Hana School graduates, ʻohana members of Hana School students, and other community adults. We’ve also started a subscription service for families to preorder enough cooked kalo to kuʻi and feed their family through the week, and […]

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  • Apprentice Mentors

    Apprentices become teachers to our keiki, who love to learn by doing at Mahele Farm.

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