Over 100 community leaders and partners were in attendance, including Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families.
Principal of Tamaki College and PFL Board Director, Mrs Soana Pamaka, says the Project Rise Co-Design Day is an opportunity for community stakeholders to contribute to solutions that will add value to the Tamaki community.
“The Project Rise Co-Design Day is about getting connected with all the people in the community that contribute to the success of our young people.
We’ve gone out to the community and collected some information about three areas: literacy, services and facilities. We present that information to the members of our community and stakeholders so that they contribute to the solutions.”
Mrs Pamaka says it is important to engage with the people who have an impact on the outcomes for young people, with the hope that the ideas being exchanged will lead to action for the betterment of the whole Tamaki community.
“The ideal outcome for us is that we come away having heard the voice of those 100 people we have invited, that can feed into solutions and hopefully be able to present that to people who have the pūtea (funds) so that they can enable the next stage of Project Rise.”
PFL Director of Partnerships Luana Clifford was present at the event with her team to support and facilitate some of the talanoa throughout the day. She is excited for the potential of the next phase of this project and confirms PFLs on-going support.
“This is a great initiative that brings together a wide network of people to share and invest their time and energy into the future planning of their community. Tamaki College is a key partner for PFL and their work around youth empowerment and enablement resonates with our values and objectives”.
Date: Friday 22 April 2022