Founded by Pahemata Robinson and Rāhiri Mākuini Edwards-Hammond in 2018, Project Rangatahi came about with the mission of growing the next generation of Māori leaders by connecting our rangatahi with the opportunities and people in order for them to lead and succeed. We further sought to support our rangatahi to pursue their aspirations while encouraging the kaupapa of tuakana-teina by connecting rangatahi from all different walks of life.
In 2021, we have reimagined our role as one of being a taura here. A method of connection which understands the importance of local solutions for local problems. Thereby, seeking to empower rangatahi and rangatahi providers on local and national levels while developing the skills and networks of rangatahi we work with.
While our rangatahi services seek to provide direct impacts for rangatahi lives and aspirations, through community and commercial ventures we further develop such rangatahi networks and experience. All of which to grow rangatahi Māori and Moriori nationally and to change the conditions through which they may flourish.
We connect rangatahi, aged 16 to 25, with oppotunities or organisations who provide scholarships, internships, work experience, mentors, workshops and more. We also connect to companies and organisations looking to increase their capacity with rangatahi as future leaders and customers in order to not only grow our rangatahi, but to also to change the environment in order for more to excel.
Rangatahi register is through our website or social media and is open to any rangatahi of the ages of 16-25 with whakapapa Māori or hokopapa Moriori living in Aotearoa. We encourage all rangatahi who are looking for oppotunities, communities, or support to contact us and see what we can do to help. Whether you have an idea, a dream, or no clue, we hope to help. We are also on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and are only a message away.
One of our core services is the provision of resources and content. We are currently developing a number of resources and events for our rangatahi, all of which will be made available, free of charge, to our members.
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In order to sustain our rangatahi services and to expand the experiences available to our rangatahi, Project Rangatahi also provide corporate and community commercial services. These services are provided by our Kaikōkiri and supported by our rangatahi and networks.
These services include facilitation, research, rangatahi engagement, resources development or testing, and consultation. Our services are also supported by our partners, AATEA Solutions who provide quality assurance and ethical advice as our tuakana business. We encourage organisations looking to enage with rangatahi or support rangatahi development to contact us to find out how we can work together.
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Partnerships are an essential element for Project Rangatahi's ability to support and provide for rangatahi. Partnerships, both financial, commercial, and within the community help our ability to sustain growth and also encourage the ability to connect rangatahi with local and national organisations.
We pride ourselves on the value of reciprocity. This means that when our kaitautoko or investors have an upcoming event or kaupapa, they may request assistance from Project Rangatahi and rangatahi from the region will be there to support. This is an important aspect for us as it encourages our rangatahi to remain involved in their local community and to allow them the opportunity to engage with these organisations as a potential path for the future.
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The first of our #TeReoRangatahi video series focussing on the dreams and aspirations of the rangatahi of Project Rangatahi. This video features Anatipa, raukura of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa
Check out this great video by Te Karere about our Kaikōkiri Matua, Rāhiri Mākuini, who became the youngest ever presenter at the Federation of Māori Affairs' annual Huihuinga Wahine conference in Auckland.