Tangata Atumotu Trust: connecting Pasifika to learning

Tangata Atumotu is Canterbury’s longest-standing Pasifika provider. Its vision is “Healthy, thriving and connected Pasifika People.”

And because they know that getting health outcomes involves a lot more than health services, they have a wide range of programmes that bring people together to learn, to have fun and to celebrate their culture.

Tangata Atumotu was established over 21 years ago, at a time when there was government funding to support the establishment of Pasifika NGOs. Sometimes it has been a challenge to survive, but now Tangata Atumotu is thriving.

He Maimai Aroha, He Maumahara Serenah has passed away

Serenah died in December last year. Literacy Aotearoa provided us with this tribute:

Serenah’s contribution is recognised in the disciplines of adult literacy, financial capability, social development and iwi Māori. She was a longtime supporter and advisor in lifting capability and educational outcomes for Māori and Pasifika in community education. She provided input through provider experiences that helped inform the ACE professional tools such as the ACE Learner Outcomes Tool, Teaching Standards, Learner Pathways, and Quality Assurance.

Hui Fono Whakatū – He Waka Eke Noa

By Ali Leota, Hui Fono Event Coordinator
After three years of disruptions, the 14th Hui Fono was finally able to take place from 2–3 Poutū-te-rangi (March). About 100 Māori and Pacific Adult and Community educators from each corner of Aotearoa descended on Whakatū – Te Tau Ihu.

Literacy Aotearoa and Tupu Aotearoa: a partnership getting results

In Paenga whāwhā (April) last year Literacy Aotearoa Christchurch started a contract with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to deliver their Tupu Aotearoa programme in Christchurch.

Tupu Aotearoa is a programme that helps Pacific people aged 15 years and older access work or learning opportunities. There are 28 Tupu Aotearoa programmes delivered by community providers
throughout the motu.

Peter McNeur, Director, REAP Wairarapa resigns

Peter McNeur was actively involved in ACE at a national level for over twenty years. He was a member and chair of the National Resource Centre for Adult and Community Learning between 1996 and 2003 and he was instrumental in ensuring that 192 Tinakori Road was gifted, by the Resource Centre, to ACE Aotearoa. At that time he was one of an important small group of people who helped to set a new direction for ACE. Peter was a member of the ACE Aotearoa Executive from 2003-2005 and 2009-2010, when he helped the organisation through a difficult time.