"He who starts behind in the great race of life must forever remain behind or run faster than the man in front."

BENJAMIN E. MAYS, BAPTIST MINISTER AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER

Native Hawaiians and the people of the Waianae Coast have been running the race in the last place. We need to give our most vulnerable people a reason to run the race and the means to close the gap. Our holistic approach not only provides tangible skills but also creates an opportunity to unravel the culture of poverty through self-discovery and personal development. Through the Makaha Learning Center's three foundations learning--Ho`oponopono, Ho`omau, and Ho`onua--students acquire both the trade-skills and life-skills that will solidify their potential for success.

HO'OPONOPONO

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Heal &

Awaken

The foundational curriculum of Ho`oponopono has been curated to awaken the DNA inside of us and inspire talents to come forth.

 

 

Through DISCOVERY, students begin to understand that they are formed in the image of Ke Akua, that they possess gifts, and that they are priceless. Students experience a philosophical awakening, stop living singularly and start interacting as part of a body of people— a community. As healing of the spirit takes place, their outward reality is transformed. 

 

The fruit of this new perspective is discipline, self-realization, drive for excellence, appreciation, confidence, excitement for opportunity, and the discovery and satisfaction of purpose.  

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COMMUNITY REENERGIZING

OTJ & JOB PLACEMENT

Practical application of skills acquired
through our trade-training programs.
Connecting our graduates with companies that have immediate placement opportunities.

SKILLS FOR ALL-- WOMEN IN TRADES

Serving women a bigger piece of the trades pie. Building awareness about woman-friendly trades and offering courses to encourage female presence. 

SOLAR-5 Youth Camp

Five action-packed days full of hands-on curriculum, activities, resource materials, and real-world installation experience through our Re-Energize Program. 

FOUNDATIONS

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Unlocking the potential in our community. Delivering tangible and proven skills to propel students to the next level of their careers.

Pathways

HO'OPONOPONO

STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT

Offering powerful tools of self-discovery. Identifying strengths and preferences through personality assessments. Helping individuals understand themselves and others.

SPEAKERS & SEMINARS

MENTORING

Pairing Community Leaders with our students to increase opportunities and positively impact confidence and decision-making skills.

Guest speakers deliver focused curriculum, community perspective and compelling messages that compliment the journey of self-discovery.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

Leadership and personal development practices tailored to our future leaders and community members. 

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HO'OMAU

Preserve

Perpetuate

Makaha Learning Center provides trade-training courses, educational scholarships, and on the job training that are relevant and applicable to today’s modern market. The foundation of Ho'omau is at the heart of the learning center. The goal of Hoomau is to preserve and perpetuate the dying trades. With the deficit of skilled labor getting greater every day, our students can quickly graduate out of these programs and demand hourly wages that far exceed the living wage in Hawaii. 

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HO`ONUA

Bring forth your Blessing as a Blessing

Get involved in community! Our direct community outreach programs create opportunities to act on your privilege to give. Everyone has something to offer, whether it is sharing a story or personal truth, donating goods and services or investing time.

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HO'OMAU

Pathways

SPECIALTY TRADES TRAINING

Developing resources where Hawaii needs it most. We are dedicated to cultivating talent at home so that we stop exporting our opportunities to the mainland.

SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000 funds raised for scholarships. To
further the education of those living or
working in a HUBZone Area.

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OTJ & JOB PLACEMENT

Practical application of skills acquired
through our trade-training programs.
Connecting our graduates with companies that have immediate placement opportunities.

SKILLS FOR ALL-- WOMEN IN TRADES

Serving women a bigger piece of the trades pie. Building awareness about woman-friendly trades and offering courses to encourage female presence. 

SOLAR-5 Youth Camp

Five action-packed days full of hands-on curriculum, activities, resource materials, and real-world installation experience through our Re-Energize Program. 

HO'ONUA

Impact Projects

COMMUNITY REENERGIZING

Turning under-performing commercial projects into household rooftop projects that deliver as much hope as free energy.

COMMUNITY LEARNING

Providing diverse learning opportunities and an innovative learning space for community programs such as cultural demonstrations and workshops. 

DONATIONS

Donations meet immediate needs within our community. Example: $1000 to Waianae Elementary to rehabilitate their eco-garden.

PARTNERSHIPS

A God-Sized vision requires a team. We do not pretend to have all the answers or resources that it takes to create a movement, but combined efforts make the work lighter and quicker.

BRIDGING THE SKILLS GAP

Aside from Tourism, Construction is one of Hawaii's leading industries. If we cannot bridge the skills gap and cultivate skilled tradespeople, then we will continually lose our opportunities to mainland corporations. We believe that if we want to see the manifestation of something new, we must do something new. For years, we have been applying bandaids only to see the by-products of poverty increase at an alarming rate-- addiction, mental illness, homelessness, abuse, and sex trafficking.

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TRADES TRAINING

FILLING THE GREATEST NEED

There is a need for skilled workers in four high demand sectors throughout the United States. The lack of qualified tradespeople, technicians and project managers add to the growing disparity in the construction field. 


The Makaha Learning Center is committed to revitalizing the trades and offers a diverse set of skills programs, tailored for all ages. From STEAM camps for school-aged children to core youth classes and continuing education classes. 

For more information about the trades programs that are currently under development, please contact us today. We would be happy to set up a personalized presentation. 

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WE SHOULD BE MUCH MORE ADVANCED MENTALLY, MUCH MORE EVOLVED SPIRITUALLY AND MUCH MORE PROSPEROUS. TO BE PROSPEROUS IS GOD’S LAW!

-Nana Veary, author of, Change We Must.