Te Huarahi o te Ora – review
Te Huarahi o te Ora is a whānau mentoring programme based at the marae since January 2007. It was a programme originally funded by the JRMcKenzie Trust as part of their Te Kawai Toro initiative from 2007 – 2010 and extended to 2012- 2013. We have seen significant benefits for our marae. The Annual Reports to the Trust and the Evaluations of the programme are on this website in the document library. In March 2013 we launched a book recording the first 7 years of the programme. It is called Maori mentoring and pathways to wellbeing: Te Huarahi o te Ora. It is published by Te Wananga o Raukawa and copies are available from Te Wananga o Raukawa.
We encourage mentors and mentees to meet, discuss short and longer term goals. All of Ngāti Pareraukawa are encouraged to participate and to share knowledge and skills within this programme. This is an opportunity to meet whānau, to give to the marae and to other whānau, to learn from others within the marae setting while contributing to the marae.
Each year we continue to set goals as a marae committee. These assist the committee to maintain the marae, support whanau, while also promoting wairuatanga and manaakitanga. A priority for a decade has been building our confidence and skills with karanga for all occasions while the men have enhanced their knowledge and skills with whaikōrero.
SMART – Keep your goals:
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timeframed. BE SMART
Keep in touch regularly with your mentor and/or mentee.
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