Theory of Change Resources

So often an ACE provider sees a need in the community and quickly responds to it. Being agile is something we are good at. The hardest thing is finding enough time to look at the theory of our practice. Theory of Change is one way you can carry out research to inform your practice.

Whanganui community garden and learning hub

The Matipo Community Development Charitable Trust garden and education centre has won the Supreme Award at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

The gardens were established in 2013 in a formerly derelict part of Whanganui by the late Black Power Leader Craig Rippon. Since then Housing New Zealand has provided a renovated house which acts as an education hub and over 50 people have taken part in education. They started with literacy classes, and moved on to Horticulture as well as construction apprenticeships.

In Australia: a media training programme for Indigenous prisoners

A media training programme for Indigenous prisoners in Australia is helping them gain skills that may lead to a job – and get their stories out.

The latest issue of Adult Learning Australia’s magazine, Quest, has an article about the media training and the stories the inmates tell:
"Whether it’s making the most of education, giving up smoking, sharing stories of inspiring women, celebrating International Women’s Day or learning to drive, the show connects with audiences inside and outside the prison fences.”

Whaea June Raumange Jackson has died

E te pou kuia, kei te tangi te ngākau i tōu wehenga.
Haere atu rā koe ki te taha wairua, e kore e hōki mai.
E rārau koe ki tō moenga roa ī rūnga anō i te aroha.
E kore tātou e warewaretia i a koe.

Whaea June Jackson - wife of the late Sam Jackson, for many years ACE Aotearoa Kaumatua, and father of our current Kaumatua and Board member, Peter Jackson - has died.