Building the Ahupua'a Minecraft Event!

Minecraft image

Join us on April 18th: 11am to 3pm  for a free Minecraft gaming event.
Keiki will learn about Ahupua’a and then in teams build their own!

Location: Hālau ‘Īnana, 2438 S Beretania Street Honolulu

We encourage students to purchase Minecraft licenses through their schools.
We will have 14 free licenses for students to use the day of.

Wavier form must be filled to participate.
Make sure to check the Minecraft event:
If you have any questions, please email Manu:


students working, listening and creating.

Haku JS (JavaScript) Course
April 7st – May 8th
Wednesday & Friday, 330pm – 5pm
Hālau ʻĪnana
2438 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826
Open to middle school and high school students

Sign up at (make sure to highight the JS Class)

Course Description:
Haumāna will work on exploring a variety of JavaScript topics from libraries, best coding practices, tools and Computer Science topics. Kumu Malia Heimuli will be leading at least one Haku lei Workshop

Learning Objectives:
To connect lei making to algorithmic thinking and programming. Haumāna (students) will learn the basics of JavaScript, and computer programming, plus the basics of game development and collaboration.


student squidz working

Summer Mo‘olelo & Gaming Institute
July 20th – July 31st, 2020
Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm 
Hālau ʻĪnana
2438 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826
Open to middle school and high school students

Sign up at (make sure to Summer Mo‘olelo & Gaming Institute)

Course Description:
This summer, haumāna (students) from all over O‘ahu will converge to Hālau ʻĪnana to help design and be a part of the Squid Summer Gaming Institute. Along with learning to code and design games, haumāna will engage with various topics in environmental, social justice and Mo’olelo

Learning Objectives:
To adapt to an ever changing world, haumāna will learn to engage with tough and serious topics through building their own digital and non digital games. Haumāna will learn to do research, build empathy and learn the computer science (CS) skills to think through concepts in environmental and social justice. In addition to building CS skills haumāna will be learning to be creative, self-reliant, critical and compassionate thinkers.


Register & Contact Us

Please fill out our digital wavier — you are welcome to sign – up for more than 1 event:

Feel free to reach out to Manu ( for the curriculum and if you ave any questions


We mahalo nui all of the generous and supportive organizations and
individuals who make it possible for Purple Mai’a to do its work.