Transformational change through cultural connectedness
In Te Ao Hurihuri, cultural disconnectedness is a defining feature of urban rangatahi Māori. The programmes I deliver serve to connect rangatahi with their cultural identity, values and beliefs, providing them with a cultural compass that enables the safe exploration of their personal identity.
Whilst my programmes are kaupapa Māori focused, they are not exclusively for rangatahi Māori. Our values and beliefs are transferrable across cultural boundaries and in this way I am able to promote diversity.
3,400 youth supported to date who presented with behavioural issues (including anger and resentment)
120 youth supported to date through the Youth Justice system aimed to reduce reoffending and re-incarceration rates
Toa-Kai Tikanga Camp
300 youth supported to date, teaching bush survival and social interaction skills
Tumoana Dive Program
350 youth supported to date through local Government in West Auckland
Nga Motu Waka
Whānau-centric model to help build young leaders within our whānau
Whānau support for effective parenting strategies