Low-cost Franchise Opportunity Perfect for Educational Nonprofit Veteran

Robin Raquedan-Kawaa’s passion for education has been a constant in her everyday life. Kumon’s low-cost franchise opportunity appealed to the longtime educator, and now she has opened her own center to bring education enrichment to more students in her community.

Robin Raquedan-Kawaa

Over two decades of experience working in the nonprofit education industry, she brought academic resources and services to families in need. At home, Raquedan-Kawaa supplemented her own children’s education through the Kumon Math and Reading Program. She enjoyed the individualized aspect of Kumon that allowed her children to progress at their own pace. Raquedan-Kawaa has now embarked on her next journey in education as the new owner and Instructor of Kumon of Ewa – Villages West.

“I love that Kumon is an individualized program that allows students to progress at their own pace that is suitable to their needs and learning abilities,” said Robin Raquedan-Kawaa, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Ewa Villages - West. “I’ve always enjoyed interacting with students of all ages and abilities over the years and am feeling grateful that I can continue that through Kumon.”

Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education like Robin. Up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support.

Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic independence, confidence and study skills. Through daily worksheet study, students who are enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. 

“I want to inspire and motivate my students to achieve their goals and study above grade level, all while finding joy in learning,” said Raquedan-Kawaa. “I’m looking forward to developing self-learning and problem-solving skills in students that can be used both at home and in my center to conquer any obstacle they may face.”