New Zealand Ethnic Women's Trust is proud to be part the newly formed Exchange Collaborative. The Exchange Collaborative is a group of Auckland-based organisations working together to help new Kiwi women create great social connections in Aotearoa. We recently had our first workshop called Reducing social isolation. The workshop was an opportunity to work together with others to develop ideas migrant and refugee background women have for reducing social isolation. Workshop attendees came to hear from women about what has worked for them and bringing their own thoughts, experiences and ideas about improving social connection and making a good life in New Zealand. There was also a small investment fund available to help develop collaborative project plans too so we can build on our thoughts, ideas and experiences and make a difference.
Happy New Year from all of us at NZ Ethnic Women's Trust!
2016 has come and gone and we at NZ Ethnic Women's Trust would like to thank all those that have participated in our courses or helped us in anyway. We are especially proud of the ladies that have graduated from our Sewing and Catering programme. They have put in a tremendous amount of effort throughout the year. We would also like to thank our sponsors and volunteers. Without these people NZ Ethnic Women’s Trust would cease to exist.
We have so many new and exciting projects coming up this year and we will also continue to run our exisiting projects. Please be on the lookout for new regarding our new playgroup Dunia Bilingual Playgroup. This is the second playgroup established by our organisation and is located in Henderson. The Incredible Parenting Programme is currently in running. The Ethnic hub is also open to everyone but specifically for new arrivals who need information about services available. The Youth Collective is back and ready to run many new activities for refugee youth. We are also proud to present some new cultural events that will be taking place early into 2017. We hope you join us for our fantastic 2017 lineup.
We had another session of our Incredible Parenting programme. This programme is a 14-18-session programme for parents of children aged 3-8, which helps parents turn behaviour around and create an enjoyable and harmonious family life.
Summer is here so that means our Hope Oscar Holiday Programme has started. The kids have been enjoying their summer holidays and participating in our daily activities which include swimming, playing sports, cooking classes and visits to the zoo and other awesome places in Auckland. Check out our slideshow of our latest visit to the Auckland Zoo. If you want your kids to be part of this funtastic program email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0212146247.
The Green Living Expo which was held on Saturday 29 June at ASB Showgrounds. The expo provided a place and time to interact with fellow environmentally conscious individuals. This Living show is New Zealand’s largest Consumer and Trade Sustainability Show, showcasing a range of creative and responsible products, services and innovation already available and soon to be, which can help us all live a healthier lifestyle and achieve a healthier planet. There were seminars and workshops to educate and empower with practical tools and knowledge. The fashion show presented works of current and graduate students from Whitecliffe College. NZ Ethnic Women Inc was privileged to showcase a selection of their latest garments, which were all created in their workroom.