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 CorpsKalihi Waena ElementaryPapakolea Community Dev. Corp
Assets SchoolKamehameha Kupuna in MaiiliPrivate Lessons
Aina Haina ElementaryKamiloki ElementaryPu’uhale Elementary
Bank of HawaiiKids Hurt TooState of Hawaii Voc. Rehab
Boys & Girls Club MauiKids InventSECOH
Creating Futures UHKipapa ElementarySusannah Wesley Community Ctr
Family PromiseKalihi Rec CenterUS Veterans Barbers Point
Habilitat HawaiiKokua Kalihi Community CtrVoc. Management Consultants
Halau Ku Mana PCSKukui CenterWaiau Elementary
Hawaii Baptist AcademyKula Na Po’i Hawaii PapakoleaWailupe Elementary
Hawaii Community Dev. CorpLanakila PacificWorkforce Hawaii
Hawaii USA Credit UnionMaryknoll SchoolU of H Center on Disabilities
Kaewai ElementaryNiu Valley Middle School
Kahala ElementaryOur Redeemer Lutheran School
Kalihi ElementaryOur Savior Lutheran
Kalihi Uka ElementaryPalama Settlement

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 keiki 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.