ACE Aotearoa Annual Report 2019 Cover

04 Co‑chairs’ Overview
06 Director’s Report
07 Sustainable ACE – Our People Our Stories
11 Key Statement of Intent Deliverables 2019
18 ACE Learning in the Community
19 ACE Sector Strategic Alliance
19 ACE Sector Capability Steering Group
20 Professional Development
23 Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga
24 International Activities
28 ACE Place and ACE Outcomes Tool
30 Our Stories Annual Awards Recipients 2019
33 Consolidated Performance Report

  • ACE schools report an increase in demand
  • Parenting support at Tararua REAP: empowerment and selfreliance
  • Fānau-centre approach to Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme
  • K’aute Pasifika: expanding ACE opportunities in Hamilton
  • Ngāti Tamaoho community education
  • Rangatahi-led Lift Youth Employment
  • PolyeLearning: the new PEC student portal
  • Kaiapoi Food forest: building community self-reliance
  • Ara Institute’s free computing: tackling the digital divide
  • Active Citizenship: creating positive change in communities
  • International: Covid-19 brings it home
  • Festival of Adult Learning
  • Our people
  • ACE Awards 2020
  • ACE News Noticeboard


  • Necessity driven innovation: ELP’s unexpected win from Covid-19
  • Literacy Aotearoa
  • 13 REAPS: connection, inspiration and innovation
  • Life under lockdown: schools rise to the challenge
  • COMET’S YEP Guy – and youth self-care
  • Support for refugee learners at Hagley College
  • Whenua Warriors: supporting community-led food security
  • Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust: keeping kaumātua connected, informed and entertained (as requested)
  • Rotorua Youth Centre: opportunities for real connection
  • Enabling Youth: keeping households supported and calm
  • SkillWise and systems change
  • AKAU: providing a national resource for whānau and schools
  • Do Good Feel Good: engaging Pasifika youth
  • Te Aroha Noa: support during the rahui
  • WELLfed: building on an investment
  • Whau ACE: “one more string to our bow”
  • Canterbury WEA: maintaining a grand old tradition
  • Learning Centre Whānau Family Support Services
  • International: Covid-19 and ACE across the globe
  • ACE News: Research and PD
  • Finding a life of purpose through Koha Kai
  • The Muse – creating connections and community
  • ĀPŌPŌ – a cultural community with a global pathway
  • UMMA Trust – building relationships and pathways
  • Hui Fono 2020
  • Ngāti Hauai – removing barriers and creating opportunities
  • Central Otago REAP has celebrated 40 years
  • Pacific Island Women’s Refuge and youth development
  • Community cooking – in the Wairarapa
  • Establishing a Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark in a far-off land
  • International: Spreading our wings – it is all about learning from others
  • Our people: Margaret Jefferies, MNZM
  • ACE news
  • The Women’s rugby pathway at Far North REAP
  • The impact of trauma on learning
  • Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki: raising the benchmark
  • Te Ara Rangatahi: youth-led dream-building programmes
  • Getting Pasifika parents behind STEM
  • Wesley Men’s Group: learning and belonging
  • Wellbeing Framework: informal education for multicultural women
  • Together we can go far: English Language Partners
  • International: The Azad Foundation in India
  • ACE News