Connecting People With Opportunities
Ko koe te anga mua, whakarangatirahia te tokorua.
YOU ARE THE FUTURE, MAKE BOTH GREAT!
We support and empower young people to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Since 2014 we have been connecting young people with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand.
We know who they are and they know who they are and we want you to know who they are as well. Check out some of our young change makers, our future leaders, who are a testament to the work we love to do.
Kahuranaki toku maunga
Ngaruroro toku awa
Ngāti Kahungunu toku iwi
E patoto ana taku taiaha i te tatou o Te Matau a Maui Tikitiki a Taranga
United Nations Global Development Tour 2017
In 2017 we supported Romaine to attend the United Nations Global Development Tour, which took place in Paris, Geneva, Brussels, Copenhagen, London and New York.
Romaine was 18 years old at the time, a Year 13 student at Karamu High School in Hastings. She is an excellence-endorsed student and academic prefect. Romaine is actively involved in a wide range of cultural and sporting activities at school and in her community.
Upon her return from the tour, Romaine's intention was to commence a conjoint Law and Education degree at Victoria University, followed by a PhD. This is to enable her to effect change around equity in indigenous education, an area of interest and passion.
"Being of Māori descent I bring with me a perspective and world view that many have not been privilged to have. The values that have been instilled in me have helped shape who I am today. Concepts of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tino rangatiratanga are what make me different, make me special and make me unique. I am immensely proud of who I am and where I come from. I acknowledge those who have gone before me and I know I stand on the shoulders of my tupuna and carry their legacy with me. This mindset adds a perspective to the way I approach situations and know that it can be a catalyst to new lines of discussion, communication and collaboration."