Ranui Action Project

 

2017 has been a very successful year for the Ranui Action Project.  Our staff have facilitated a wide range of community initiatives – from “Christmas in the Car Park” at the end of last year, through Matariki activities, support for the local Waitemata Seagulls 50th Jubilee, a week of activities for a Disability Sports group from Australia and New Zealand,  and the development by Edith Amituana’i (a leading photographer, and Chair of the RAP Board this year)  of a strong programme of creative activities among young people on the fringes of education and community.  One such activity has been REALIZE – we were delighted to be at the launching of their media platform – the first episode highlighting their relationship with food, in a very entertaining fashion.  Definitely from and for the real eyes of the young!

Another major feature of the year has been the establishment of a new RAP project funded by the JR McKenzie Trust as part of its Connecting Education and Communities programme.  The Ranui project focuses on women as enablers of community and educational development, within two groups in particular: Maori women, and Migrant and Refugee Women, as primary providers.

Charmaine has just finished her work on the Ranui Action Programme Board after three busy years, but  looks forward to keeping in touch with the wonderful  staff and hearing about future projects and developments.

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