Matakōkiri shines light on tamariki pathways for whānau

Whānau and community engagement benefits our tamariki in their learning.

Whānau and community engagement benefits our tamariki in their learning.

In Rotorua, Te Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Tuku Iho Trust runs multiple projects including Matakōkiri – a science and technology programme that provides learning opportunities for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau.

Recently, they teamed up with local Māori weavers and scientists from Scion - the Crown research institute for forestry and wood products - to deliver this unique educational project that shows how community and whānau engagement can benefit our tamariki in their learning.

“The key success factor for this programme is the emphasis on whānau engagement,” says Renee Gillies, Te Taumata Team Leader.

“You can see a lift in the learning when whānau are present. Whānau can see pathways for their tamariki as scientists and designers. They can go into schools knowing that they have a voice, knowing that their korero counts.”

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