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Accelerating Aotearoa

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10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE

After more than a decade of delivery across South Auckland, we’re now focusing delivery at Ōtara where we are well known, strongly invested and have established a reputation for achieving effective solutions across the community.

Our strength is our long term commitment to South Aucklanders, and now with close relationships at Ōtara, our opportunities to leverage those critical skills our founders gained in their former corporate leadership roles, for this community.

OUR PURPOSE

We're serving our Ōtara community in three priority areas:

  • Igniting learning passion with children, youth and adults through FREE local digital and aligned skills and innovation programmes, connections and partnerships through our STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Mātauranga) based “Geek Camps” in a broad based Kaupapa Māori, Pasifika context.
  • Unlocking local potential through FREE digital and traditional upskilling programmes enabled by local collaborations supporting pathways to local employment and pastoral care; TRP (Te Rito Poipoia) Programme provides upskilling programmes: Digital skills, Literacy and Numeracy in the context of our Indigenous Māori and Pasifika knowledge and supports locals into local work.
  • Enhancing entrepreneurial mindsets through our Community Enterprises based on our FREE Food Hub and FREE Upcycled Clothing and Homewares enterprises led by locals.

OUR PROGRAMME

What we’re offering our Ōtara Community:

  • From our increasing community response and participation at our Ōtara base “We o Tara”, we’re sensing we have established a significant, genuine core in our community; reaching out, providing programmes and links for members of the community to connect with each other, with information and with agencies. We o Tara is a place where people can engage and learn new skills in a safe nurturing environment that provides immediate support and leads to a path for personal growth, resolution of issues and engagement in the workforce. Locals see it as their own.
  • We o Tara has become a trusted, safe ‘front door’ for hard-to-reach members of our community with very high needs; family violence, drug and alcohol issues, food poverty, physical and mental health, unemployment and financial problems. By coming to us, we can support locals to link with people and services for help. These services increasingly find this most underserved community very difficult to engage with directly under their ways of working. 
  • We welcome Community members of all Ages - Children / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adults / Pakeke

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geek Camp - Free School Holiday Programme

Geek Camps engage local school children in FREE local holiday STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Mātauranga) workshops.

Hosted at Accelerating Aotearoa's base We o Tara, Geek Camps use our responsivity to the whenua,  Kaitiakitanga as the canvas for engaging local Tamariki in projects restoring the mauri of local parks, Moana and Awa with a vision of re-establishing pride and reconnection of the community to the land.

Te Rito Poipoia - Free employment preparation, placement and pastoral care programme

Te Rito Poipoia supports Ōtara job seekers to gain skills they need to prepare for, gain and stay in employment with the focus centered on: Digital skills, Social Media, Pre-employment skills: CV and Cover Letter Writing, and Literacy and Numeracy, and Mentoring and Post-Placement Support. 

Manakitanga

FREE Support accessing and working with Government services is also provided.

Foodbank, second hand clothing and homewares.

Cultural Expertise

Kaupapa Māori

Pacific Island People

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Mobile 021 967 975 - text first 

Contact us at Accelerating Aotearoa  

Contact us via Facebook - click here 

Make an appointment

Email contact@acceleratingaotearoa.co.nz to make an appointment

Referral

Hours

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We are a very small team and so tiimes may differ from the above depending on availability  - Please txt 021967975 to arrange an appoointment  

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Geek Camp - Free School Holiday Programme

Geek Camps engage local school children in FREE local holiday STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Mātauranga) workshops.

Hosted at Accelerating Aotearoa's base…

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Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Employment

Supporting financial independence

Manakitanga:

FREE Support accessing and working with Government services is also provided

Foodbank, second hand clothing and homewares

Kaupapa Māori

Basic needs

Region

South Auckland

Contact Details

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40 Lovegrove Crescent
Otara
Auckland 2023

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Street Address

40 Lovegrove Crescent
Ōtara
Auckland 2023

Postal Address

PO Box 96034
Balmoral
Auckland 1342

This page was last updated at 10:55AM on August 30, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Accelerating Aotearoa.