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License Workshop Allows Rangatahi to Prepare for the Future

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou 4-day workshop ‘Tohu 6’ provides rangatahi with support to acquire what they need to enter the workforce and further education.

All attendees leave ‘Tohu 6’ with a learners drivers license, bank account, birth certificate, IRD number and create CV’s for themselves, dreamboards as well as attend workshops for job interview techniques and a workshop of self-protection and intution awareness.

This strengths-based environment connects our rangatahi back to their community, opening doors and opportunities.

Driving convictions have been identified by Police as the number one pathway into the justice system for teenage youth. Road accidents are also a high-risk factor for youth in NZ. All 7 attendees passed their learners license test. These key points are at the crux of the prevention strategy of Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou mahi. We added the workshop on self-protection and intuition awareness strategies, to strengthen this Kaupapa of prevention.

Beyond the key documents and skills these youth acquired, they also built a strong network of friendships, in addition to a newfound connection and understanding of their local Police. This was furthered by an escorted visit to the Ellerslie Dog Base, where the youth were treated to an engaging and interactive workshop with Delta officers and police dogs.

These youth complete the ‘Pillars Tohu 6’ workshop with an important toolkit, filled to help them move towards their own positive futures.

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