Our 2016 Tuia te tai Poutini programme is now complete, we have started the year off with planning for 2017 with a two day workshop and really excited about the year ahead.
To gain a glimpse of the story so far, watch participants from the 2015 programme talking about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXVcm6ibaeA
In 2015 Tihou Messenger-Weepu, our Rangatahi Kaihautu was awarded a Vodafone World of Difference Scholarship to work with Rangatahi Māori on the West Coast in partnership with WestREAP and TUIA (a kaupapa that brings passionate young Māori together in a way that promotes growth and development with themselves and their mahi) to develop and establish a Rangatahi Māori Leadership Programme on the West Coast. In 2015 a total of five wānanga were held on the West Coast as part of the Rangatahi Māori Leadership Development Programme. These wānanga focussed around building a sense of self-worth and identity as young Māori by exploring what it means to be connected to whakapapa, whenua and community. The aim is to transform the way these young people see themselves and learn how important the decisions we make are who we are meant to be. Four wānanga were held in 2016. (Stories yet to come!).
Read about what Tihou has been up to on his blog.
Here are some highlights from the Rangatahi Māori Leadership Development Programme: