‘Aha ‘Aina Pauahi

I Mā‘ona Ka ‘Ōpū: a fundraising event sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank and Cades Schutte


Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation are working toward a sustainable Hawai‘i by supporting growing food, growing farmers, growing businesses within our food system.

Bound by a shared purpose to advance food self-reliance in Hawai‘i, Mahi‘ai a Ola is an initiative to support local farmers, agricultural education, and innovative solutions to improve food security.

Mahi‘ai a Ola encompasses the deeper meaning of mahi‘ai – the idea of cultivating an ‘āina-based lifestyle, way of thinking, and our connection to and relationship with ‘āina.

Mahi‘ai a Ao is the farming of knowledge or cultivating enlightenment. As one piece of the overall Mahi‘ai a Ola program, we are looking to increase the pipeline of students interested in ag-related professions and careers. A pressing need of the agricultural industry, often cited by farmers, is that of skilled labor. Our intention with this leg of the program is to encourage as many people as possible to take on the honorable profession of the mahi‘ai and to support them in pursuing a certificate, community college or university degree. ‘Aha ‘Aina Pauahi is fundraising in support of the ag-related scholarship that is managed by the Pauahi Foundation.

The winners of the Mahi‘ai Match-Up business plan competition will be announced at the event.

Sunday, April 24
5 – 9 p.m.
Pearl Country Club
98-535 Kaonohi St, Aiea