Te Awa Toi

Great to read about how Te Awa Toi, a programme provided by Far North Adult Literacy, is engaging rangatahi and adult learners through carving and learning whakapapa.  The programme is reconnecting them to whānau, hapū, iwi or marae.  Take a look at the taonga these guys are making. Find out how the programme works. See page 1 of ACE Aotearoa’s Spring newsletter.

Photo:  Te Awa Toi pieces

Pasifika parents understanding how to set children up for success (and finding themselves on new pathways too)

Rise Up Trust is a ‘movement for change’ in South Auckland.  Sita Selupe is the woman behind the intergenerational learning programmes and now a successful partnership school - whole families and a growing community are the winners. It’s an education system for Pasifika – they are using some great programmes like PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope). See page 3 of ACE Aotearoa’s Spring newsletter.

Photo: the Synergy programme where parents and children explore how values, purpose, culture and identity influence children’s learning.

Tairawhiti – taku kainga

An awesome Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) digital literacy project at Tūranga Ararau is creating an ACE classroom at the river or at hotspots in the town.  Learners thrived in the informal environment. See page 4 of ACE Aotearoa’s Spring newsletter.

Photo: The ACE classroom: Left to right: William Wharehinga, Cherie Te Rore (the ACE tutor), Jennifer Palmer and Janetta de Vries

Selling food at markets

Good to read about how women from a refugee background are being helped into income generating activities. The WISE Collective (Women - Inspired - Strong - Empowered and Enterprising) project gives the women all the necessary skills and knowledge. Now the WISE catering team regularly run food stalls at markets.  They also have a Facebook menu offering eleven different types of food.   Very popular with Aucklanders!  See page 7 of ACE Aotearoa’s Spring newsletter.

Photo: the WISE Hub food stall at the New Lynn Ethnic Food Market.

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