Kaikohe social enterprise, Ākau, is a changemaker in the design and architecture industry.

It is focused on achieving social impact by providing local youth with education, connections and internship opportunities through involvement in delivering design projects that meet real community needs.  The Centre’s support has ranged from job design and description to creating a governance structure to support the Ākau studio and its workshops programme.

Akau is a Foundation North Catalyst for Change community partner.