June Pānui, 2015


Education & Training

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, in partnership with Computers In Homes (CIH), has further extended its Learning and Development strategy, with a pilot programme that has impacted the lives and homes of 10 iwi members and families across Marlborough.

Member families are receiving 20 hours of free training (2 hours per week over 10 weeks), a recycled computer, 12 months of subsidized Internet connectivity and technical support.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō CEO, Butch Bradley says “This pilot programme is another part of our education strategy, Te Whare Mātauranga a Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and focuses on empowering our iwi members with tools and skills to become active in the online world, and provide children from these families with access to online educational resources from home.”

The programme;

  • Teaches iwi members how to use a computer, and the internet, safely.
  • Provides a computer, set-up at home, for homework and family use.
  • Gives discounted internet access.
  • Helps students do better at school with reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • Helps parents get more involved in their children’s learning.
  • Provides ongoing support with computer skills development.

“This is a chance for families to learn together, students can build on school learning in relevant and meaningful ways, while other whanau members can explore and learn about computers and the internet,” Butch Bradley says.

Further Education and Development Initiatives

We are developing other learning opportunities which include Literacy & Numeracy and Financial Literacy programmes, planned to commence later in the year. If you are interested in further developing these skills in your personal and or professional life, please leave your contact details here.

We will contact you once dates for these 2015 educational courses are finalized.

Education Scholarships

2016 Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Education Scholarships open Monday 19 October 2015.

More information will be posted soon.

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