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Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme

Our unique model of support to empower young people

In Memory of Hawea Vercoe

Our Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme is a tribute to the late Hawea Vercoe, former principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rotoiti, father of six, and at the time of his death, in his first term as Okurei Māori constituency member for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.  He has been described as one of Māoridom's most promising leaders; a man who did so much for his students and his community; and a politician before his time, changing the way of thinking of people in parliament and around the country.  He shared our goal of being part of Māori prospering and helping to build a great country with the work we do.

"He engaged so much of himself, provided so much leadership, mentored youth.  He would take a young person who wasn't confident and inject in them the belief that they were someone special"

To continue his legacy our 2019 plan aims to expand the current Hawea Vercoe Leadership Programme from a 1:1 mentoring programme to an overarching programme encompassing a number of pillars that include activities, events, scholarships, development, community service and mentoring opportunities.


*EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF OUR 2019 HAWEA VERCOE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME*

We are looking for 20 mentees and 20 mentors across Aotearoa to join our mentoring programme for 2019. To apply – all you need to do is send us a 2 minute video telling us why you want to be involved and how we can help fulfil your aspirations!

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES FOR THE MENTEES:
• A greater sense of self-worth, personal identity and confidence 
• Increased communication and relationship building skills
• Improved problem solving skills, ability to overcome challenges and resilience
• Greater knowledge around education/career options and the confidence to pursue those pathways
• Build a CV at the start of the year/programme that is enhanced with activities from the programme over the course of the year
• Mentors challenge and support mentees to operate outside of their current comfort zone

MENTEES - SEND US A 60 SECOND VIDEO ON FACEBOOK OUTLINING:

*Who you are and where you’re from
*Why you want a mentor
*What your future aspirations are

MENTORS - SEND US A 60 SECOND VIDEO ON FACEBOOK OUTLINING:

*Who you are and where you’re from
*Why you want to be a mentor
*What your strengths are and what industry you work in
*What you can offer young Maori 


TIMELINE: Send your videos in via Facebook by Friday 14th December.
We are aiming to match all 20 mentees by the end of January 2019, with a whakawhanaungatanga wananga planned for February.

AGE RANGE: Rangatahi/Mentees aged between 15-24; Matua/Mentors aged 25+

COMMITMENT: Applicants attend the February wananga, meet with their mentor monthly (face to face or via video call) and have bi-monthly check ins/webinars with the Moko Foundation, attend a Moko Foundation Rangatahi Leadership Summit, culminating in a graduation ceremony at the end of the programme.

If you not are able to be matched, we will put on our database and waitlist for the next intake.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Nga mihi,

The Moko Foundation team



We are currently finalising the 2019 programme.  To register your interest in becoming a Mentor or Mentee please email cpotatau@themokofoundation.com