Ko te kairapu ko ia te kite. They who seek shall find.
Inequality is complex. It takes a constellation of people - each with their own unique positioning, experiences, insights, and motivations - to achieve equity in our schools and in our society. All allies of this vision and all those that pass through our flagship programme are seekers. None of us alone can generate a unifying solution; our individual and collective orientation is to seek, explore, and test possibilities. This seeking is our strength. Each of us paddles our waka in the direction of equity. Sometimes collaboration looks like lashing our crafts together. Other times collaboration means taking a breath and calling into our home harbour.
Here we share stories, regenerate, strategise, and find the strength to go back out to open seas. The Kairapu Community is a hub for all those who seek an education system and society in which all young people can flourish and thrive.
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“Working with our rangatahi has been one of my biggest privileges” - Tracie Pile, Cohort 2015
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If you would like to find out more about our programme, how it works and who we are looking for, we have created an information pack just for you!