OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Kekaha Armory

Kekaha is a 1.4-acre site on the island of Kaua‘i that OHA acquired in 1998 for Hawaiian cultural and educational purposes. Space at the site has been leased to the Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha Charter School. The school serves an average of 52 Ni‘ihau students from preschool to 12th grade.

Location:
Ahupua‘a of Waimea
Moku of Kona
Mokupuni of Kaua‘i
8135 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, HI 96752

Acquired: 1998
Size: 1.46 acres, 14,000 sq ft building
Zoning: Industrial mixed use
Cost to OHA: Executive order set aside to OHA for Hawaiian culture and education
Tenure and use: Leased to Kekula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha Charter School
Acquisition Objective: Hawaiian cultural and educational purposes

Features:

  • Classrooms (school averages 52 Niʻihau students from preschool – 12th grade )
  • 70% of staff from Niʻihau (OHA Native Hawaiian Charter school grant helps the school hire more Niʻihau staff)
  • Certified Kitchen – Community and Non-Profit used to prepare food for fund raisers
  • Sound/Video Recording Studio – Enables Ke Kula Niʻihau O Kekaha to continue to document the dialect, stories and music of Niʻihau as a part of its curriculum and for the benefit of current and future generations
  • Library – Accommodate a distance learning lab for the adult community to access on-line courses and serves as a repository for Hawaiian related resources for the broader community

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