MAU Academy creates opportunities for high school students to use their creative skills and talents for social impact.

The academy is a place for aspiring designers and creatives to pursue their dreams. The students are exposed to design, creative, and artistic education and employment pathways. Additionally the academy provides creative outlets to showcase their work in their communities, tertiary facilities, and industries alike.

We believe these opportunities will allow students to create responses to social challenges that affect their neighborhood. It demonstrates how they can become social change agents, and ultimately take charge of not only their future, but also the futures of their family and wider community.


We enable students to find their MAU!



MAU Tu is an innovative Social Design support-system which acts as an incubator for students and design professionals to create holistic and Human-centered responses to human challenges.

This support-system provides a clear pathway for students from High School to Tertiary education and beyond, to pursue careers in the social design field. Mentorship, opportunities to work on real-life social design projects through their studies, and opportunities of employment are provided throughout the pathway.

MAU Tu comprises of Academy and Workshop, which in 2018 commenced at De la Sale College and Unitec, as well as our immerse trips and advocacy arm, in the form of Le va Talanoa. These enable the students to travel and immerse themselves into new experiences and cultures, enabling them to think globally but act locally.


To learn more about the 2018 MAU Academy program, outputs and impact, click the link below.

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Te Puna Oranga provides educational opportunities for local schools and community members in horticulture, arts, light construction, and hands-on programmes.

Workshops were held every Monday of the academic calendar with students who wished to pursue creative, design, and artistic industries. It was a platform for the students to be self-expressive, create meaningful responses to social problems, and to understand their MAU.



MAU Workshop creates opportunities for tertiary students to create human-centred and holistic responses to social and humanitarian challenges.

The course engages the students in real-world experiences on how to use their specific skills as a contribution to holistic responses. The students are supported by design and creative professionals and mentored in how this can inform employment pathways.

We believe these real-world opportunities will enable students to realise how their creative, design and construction skills can make a meaningful impact, locally, nationally, and globally. At a pivotal moment in their pathways, the students will become transformative agents by being involved in educational and employment opportunities in Social Design.


To learn more about the 2018 MAU workshop elective, outputs and impact, click the link below.


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MAU Workshop 2018 was involved in the rehabilitation and refurbishment of ruins from the 2009 tsunami.

Located within Poutasi, Falealili, Samoa, we have been working closely with the Poutasi Development Trust, to conceptualise the Poutasi Women’s Committee facilities.