Youth Engagement Project

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Our youth engagement project, centres wellbeing and empowerment in facilitating wānanga (workshops) with young people. The project uses a feminist approach to enable young women and non-binary, to create informed perspectives on women issues today. We work with the goal of reminding youth, they are their own agents of change and they have the skills and knowledge to strive for justice.


Our kaupapa is based upon a tuakana teina relationship with the rangatahi we work with, reminding them of the mana and mātauranga they already carry. In building relationships through manaakitanga, our wānanga in schools aims to empower kōrero around hauora with practical and powerful strategies, supporting healthier futures for our rangatahi, and building awareness of social justice issues. Whilst Pouhine may have specific relevance to rangatahi Māori, we believe that these kōrero are important for all to engage with, given that this is Aotearoa and Mātauranga Māori is essential to the whenua which nurtures us. 

If you are interested in bringing this kaupapa into your school or rangatahi space, please get in contact with our youth coordinators via email below!