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Innovative Ways Mentors Have Stayed Connected During Lockdown

Facetimes with fun filters, Tik-Tok dances, food parcels, activities and games are just some of the fun ways Pillars mentors are connecting with their tamariki.

Pillars strive to give children consistency and stability. Alert level changes have not stopped this mission. Mentors are going above and beyond to provide support to their Mentee’s by creating excitement about their first face to face catchup.

One mentor is getting his bicycle serviced and ready, so he and his mentee can go on a biking adventure once they are at Level 2.

Another mentor made a parcel with games, books, pens and paper. Through contactless delivery, this was given to a family with four young children; this has been a lifesaver!

Small acts of kindness keep our mentors and mentees connected. The phone calls, video chats, messages and planning activities when they are back to a level where we can see one and other, keeps resilience and connection high.

With the support of Pillars social workers our whanau are strong and resilient.

With the strength and dedication of our mentors our tamariki are resourced, connected and compassionate.

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