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Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust was established over 30 years ago in West Auckland, and provides free services and support for whānau of all ages across spaces including health, legal, housing and education. The Trust is also a Whānau Ora commissioning agency contracted to fund and support initiatives that deliver Whānau Ora outcomes. Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust has a five year partnership with Tapuwae Roa, which invests in Te Kete Aronui, a targeted literacy and numeracy initiative designed to accelerate the learning and achievement of ākonga Māori (learners). The programme pairs existing teaching tools with a tikanga-centred, whānau ora approach, fostering a supportive classroom environment for Māori learners with wrap-around support for whānau.

In the video below, Director of Whānau Ora, Jacqui Harema, reflects on the importance of funders providing space, freedom and long-term support to ngā kaikōkiri working on systemic issues that took generations to develop and will take generations to fully shift.

NB: This is a case study from The Philanthropic Landscape Volume II: Shifting Culture and Power through Mana-Enhancing Partnerships. Read the full report here.