First Hui for Southland Secondary Transitions and Pathways Working Group
On Friday 22 July, Ivan Hodgetts (Programme Lead, Te Ara Aukati Kore) facilitated the first hui for the Southland Secondary Transitions and Pathways Working Group.
Mapihi Kahurangi Davis (Kaiarahi Hōtaka), also took the opportunity to present on the rangatahi skills hub she is developing. The rangatahi hub will be an important part of Murihiku Regeneration’s Anamata Maia: Confident Futures Service. Anamata Maia is the overarching name for our services to support young people’s transition to adult life, worker transitions and pathways for all ages.
Ivan said “The Secondary Transitions and Pathways Working Group is a vital element in what we want to achieve. We have a fantastic range of education and social service supports available in our community. To make the most of them we want to create a collaborative group”.
Despite the challenges of winter illness, COVID 19, and the fact that it was school holidays, 27 people attended the first hui. We have appreciated the positive engagement and feedback received. This feedback bodes well for our collective success. The intention is to create and open and inclusive forum where service practitioners have an active voice.
Murihiku Regeneration wants to avoid replicating existing services and focus on how we can collectively enhance what is available for rangatahi/young people. Experience from similar initiatives across the country shows us that a well-coordinated approach can greatly benefit our communities.
Posted: 27 July 2022