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.

Ohana Komputer has been successfully providing computer application training to thousands of students of all ages since the year 2000. We have developed and age appropriate, thematic hands on project based curriculum which is culturally relevant

Implementation has been in:

  • In School Programs
  • After School Programs
  • Intersession and Summer Programs
  • Community Technology Centers
  • Private Lessons
  • Businesses

Many wonderful partnerships have been developed along the way and include public & private schools, Community Centers, Non Profit Organizations and Small Businesses. These collaborations continue to evolve and have included the following:

  • American Job Corps
  • Assets School
  • Aina Hina Elementary
  • Bank of Hawaii
  • Boys & Girls Club Maui
  • Boys & Girls Club Spalding
  • Creating Futures UH
  • Family Promise
  • Habilitat Hawaii
  • Halau Ku Mana PCS
  • Hawaii Baptist Academy
  • Hawaii Community Dev Corp
  • Hawaii USA Credit Union
  • Kaewai Elementary
  • Kahala Elementary
  • Kalihi Wanna Elementary
  • Kamehameha Kupuna in Maiili
  • Kamiloki Elementary
  • Kids Hurt Too
  • Kids Invent
  • Kipapa Elementary
  • Kalihi Rec Center
  • Kokua Kalihi Community Ctr
  • Kukui Center
  • Kula Na No Po’i Hawaii Papakokea
  • Lanakila Pacific
  • Malama Honda PCS
  • Malama Manoa
  • Makiki Christian Preschool
  • Makiki Community Library
  • Lanakila Pacific
  • Maryknoll School
  • Niu Valley Middle School
  • Our Savior Lutheran
  • Palama Settlement
  • Papakolea Community Dev Corp
  • Private Lessons
  • Pu’uhale Elementary
  • State of Hawaii Voc. Rehab
  • SECOH
  • Susannah Wesley Community Ctr.
  • US Veterans Barbers Point
  • Voc. Management Consultants
  • Waiau Elementary
  • Wailupe Elementary
  • Workforce Hawaii
  • U of H Center on Disabilities

Other major achievements of our organization include continual updates to our curriculum in order to keep up with technology as it continues to evolve. Our keike and adult curriculum were originally written to MS Office 2003, updated to MS Office 2010, update again to MS Office 2016 and Google Drive and now we are working on creating an online interactive version of all curricula units.

Additionally in 2015 we created our STEPS to Success curriculum which incorporates dance, art, music, computer, video and music under one umbrella. Students choose a topic important in their communities and create a project using all of these disciplines. This usually culminates in a school wide or parent presentation which has been eye opening for our students. We see a huge improvement in self-confidence, skill building, leadership qualities and working as a team.