OUR MISSION

To broaden opportunities by providing computer literacy skills primarily to disadvantaged children and adults in Hawaii and the Pacific Region.

We are committed to providing computer education to those in need; we are passionate about doing good things in the community, and we are proud of our successes rooted in humble beginnings.

Computers touch almost every aspect of our lives, and we firmly believe that computer skills are a necessity. Our specialized computer classes create more educational and employment opportunities for people who might otherwise have been left behind. Most of our sites serve low-income, multi-racial communities. We are the only nonprofit in Hawaii with this mission.

Ohana Komputer continues to collaborate with many organizations, including public and private schools, the University of Hawaii (Creating Futures), community technology centers, other non-profit organizations, small businesses and private lessons.

Our Roots

‘Ohana Komputer was established in November 2000 by Gigi Davidson, with the purpose of teaching computer skills to disadvantaged residents of the state of Hawai‘i.

Our Partners

Our Community Partners are critical to the success and growth of our organization. We appreciate our funders who have made all of our programs possible.

OUR PEOPLE

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Gigi Davidson

Executive Director
Gigi founded ‘Ohana Komputer in 2000 and has since developed all of our programs from the ground up. She holds a Masters degree in International Business from American Graduate School of International Management and a BA in Business, Economics, and French from Rollins College. She formerly owned Futurekids Manoa (a computer training franchise), and held positions as an Account Executive with National Securities, and Vice President in International Banking at First Hawaiian Bank. Gigi is committed to serving the community and is currently a board member of Hawaii International Child and is on the Hawaii Job Corps Council.
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Alitoya Huxel

Program Director
Alitoya Huxel is experienced as a medical biller, preschool to adult classroom educator/tutor, and curriculum writer. Working for the Tahiti International School, Ms. Huxel wrote the curriculum for 1st to 6th grade: Science, Advanced English and Computer Technology. She also wrote the computer curriculum for Ohana Komputer in 2010. Ms. Huxel earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also wrote the computer curriculum for Microsoft Office for Ohana Komputer in 2010 and updated it again to Microsoft Office 2016 & Google Drive developed our STEPS to Success Curriculum in 2104 and is now working updating all to an online platform. It is important for Ohana Komputer to keep current as technology continues to evolve.

In addition to these two mainstays we have 4-5 part time computer teachers that Ali trains to implement our curriculum at our various locations.