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Māori Kaiawhina Mentors across Aotearoa New Zealand


Building success within our Iwi, Hapu, and whānau we need whānau support. Investing in our own is the key to Māori learner success. Primary Industry Training Organisation provides on job training for whānau working on our whenua and moana We need your help! Kaiawhina/Mentors needed in your rohe. If you or someone you know would be willing to work with us to build a Māori mentoring programme to connect support and help our Māori learners succeed, haere mai rā. By sharing your knowledge skills experience and insight of what works, we welcome you to join us on a mission to lift the success rates of our tauira Māori. This mahi could be one on one, small ropu, in their whare or yours, kanohi ki te kanohi, or over a zoom hui. You may want to run a small wananga.

It would be a maximum of two hours per fortnight. It could be just a weekly text or email to keep their motivation going, or a welfare check-in.

Each tauira is different and are at different stages of their literacy journey. We will match a tauira to your skills. All our tauira need from you is your time, aroha and to know that their tuakana is there to support them to reach their goal a “tohu”. We will support you every step of the way, we provide training, and workshops if you need help in any area. We set up whakawhanaungatanga time for you with each tauira that you work with. We will reimburse you for any travel costs. We urgently need Māori Kaiawhina/Mentors nationwide. Nōrera e te hunga pakeke, ngā whanaunga me ngā pringa karanga maha, nei rā te mihi maioha.