• 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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  • 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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  • Traditional Hale Build

    We’ve been learning how to build a traditional thatched hale at Ala Kukui, Hana’s Cultural Retreat Center, under the expert mentorship of Uncle Francis Sinenci, Hawaiʻi’s leading hale builder. Our kids learned different traditional lashing techniques and finished the interior scaffolding, then began building the frame of the hale itself. To find the right poles […]

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  • Kalo at Mahele

    Kalo production is up and the farm has been harvesting every week and filling our big steamer to mahele table taro and poi …

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