Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand Charitable Trust

Surrogate Grandparents is a New Zealand based Charitable Trust (CC54933) who connects families with surrogate grandparents in order to forge lasting friendships and family bonds.

What problems are we helping to solve?
Social isolation and loneliness are much more serious than just uncomfortable feelings... Research has shown that social isolation and loneliness has been linked with increased mortality, depression, high blood pressure and dementia. These are serious issues in New Zealand and not just for our older generations. Social isolation and loneliness are problems that people struggle with right across New Zealand's social demographics on a daily basis.

How can surrogate grandparents help?
Surrogate Grandparents is the bridge that connects generations. By connecting families with surrogate grandparents and grandparents with our children; we can fight social isolation and loneliness in New Zealand. Working together, we can make New Zealand a more caring and connected nation.

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Kāpiti Startup and Innovation Network

We're passionate about growing our community of Kāpiti innovators, and we think there is a need to create a local startup (and business growth) support network here. So if you want to talk about Startups, Tech and the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle - and share thoughts around how to start up, what works, investment tips, lean startup thinking and the right steps to get your business off the ground (or expand) then you've found the right group.

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Kaipātiki Project

Mo te ao, mo te whanau, mo tatou katoa - For the world, for our families, for all of us

Since 1998 we have been inspiring communities to live sustainably by restoring local bush reserves with our community and developing environmental education programmes for all ages.

Our vision : Connected, resourceful, healthy families, neighbourhoods and communities regenerating our planet’s environmental systems.

Our mission: To unleash the creativity of the community to identify and solve local environmental challenges.

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Diabetes NZ

We are a charitable organisation that supports and educates people with diabetes, pre-diabetes and their family/whānau and friends, and advocate for them. We’ve been supporting Kiwis with information and resources to help identify and manage diabetes symptoms for more than 50 years. We have branches around the country and are looking to develop volunteer services in areas that presently have none.

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Literacy Aotearoa Taranaki

Literacy Aotearoa Taranaki recognises and responds to adult literacy needs by providing flexible, accessible tuition that meets individual requirements. Our vision is to be Taranaki’s first choice for literacy services.

We provide tuition for learners to improve their reading, writing, spelling, numeracy, speaking and computers skills and have group courses in:
• Writing for a purpose
• Work readiness communication
• NCEA Level 1 and 2
• NZ Road code theory (Learners and HT)
• Study skills
• Workplace skills
• The spoken word
• Preparation for the Police.
• BCITO and MITO Apprentice Support.

All of these literacy courses are free for NZ citizens and residents in the Taranaki community. Literacy Aotearoa Taranaki is also the place to learn New Zealand's three official languages; NZ sign, Te reo Maori and Kiwi English and we provide these courses alongside Cooking on a budget in blocks of 6 weeks for $60 for members of the Taranaki community.

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JCI Aotearoa New Zealand Inc

JCI is a global, not-for-profit organisation for 18 to 40 year olds. JCI members are from all backgrounds, cultures and professions but share one mission – to develop young leaders to have impact in their communities. With over 200,000 members in 100 countries, JCI members share the values and passion for making a difference in their local communities, connecting that impact internationally.

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Live Life Programme

Live Life is a pioneering community focused programme, designed to assist young people (18 to 35 years of age), who have low self-esteem and are socially isolated, identify their unique strengths and talents, gain new experiences and build confidence to enable them to begin further training and/or obtain suitable employment or education.

One of the most important things we do as part of Live Life is match the young person with an older mentor who volunteers an hour or two a week to provide them with support and a guiding hand to achieve their training/employment goals. We do this because we firmly believe that each generation has so much to offer the other, for the older mentor they gain a greater sense of purpose and accomplishment and have the satisfaction of making a real difference for the next generation.

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Girls2Girls Connection

Girls2Girls is a program run by young women for girls aged 10-16 from refugee backgrounds. The program aims to help these high school-aged girls integrate into New Zealand society by providing a series of workshops, mentoring and volunteering opportunities. The Girls2Girls connection program is an initiative of the Refugee Orientation Trust (ROC Trust) www.roctrust.org.nz

One of the most important things we do as part of Live Life is match the young person with an older mentor who volunteers an hour or two a week to provide them with support and a guiding hand to achieve their training/employment goals. We do this because we firmly believe that each generation has so much to offer the other, for the older mentor they gain a greater sense of purpose and accomplishment and have the satisfaction of making a real difference for the next generation.

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Third Culture Minds

Third Culture Minds is a non-profit profit organisation dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of migrant and refugee youth in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We believe that positive wellbeing outcomes is essential for helping young people of migrant and refugee background reach their full potential. Third Culture Minds seeks to address the systematic and socio-cultural factors that exacerbate the mental health of young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds suffer disproportionately when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. These issues are compounded by a lack of data and third culture lived experiences informing policy and service delivery. Third Culture Minds has been established to address the socio-cultural and systematic factors which contribute to the apparent unequal outcomes.

Our mission is to build a culture in Aotearoa New Zealand whereby young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds are able to unlock their full potential, and improve their mental health and wellbeing, while also being supported by culturally responsive and accessible services, platforms, tools and resources, which provide the same excellent quality of services regardless of their ethnicity, race or origin.

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House of Science

Do you love science and want to see more kids in NZ primary schools passionate about science?

We are a not-for-profit education support organisation that empowers primary and intermediate teachers to deliver meaningful hands-on science lessons. We produce amazing science resource kits that are shared among regional House of Science member schools through a unique library system. At our head office in Tauranga we develop and produce these kits.

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Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa

The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) was established in July 2018 to foster socially inclusive communities where everyone has equitable opportunities to meaningfully engage with digital technologies, and benefit from the use of them.

We aim to enhance the confidence and capability of people living in New Zealand to engage online to advance their own education, employment, health and well-being as well as that of their whānau.

The Alliance acts as a catalyst for digital inclusion initiatives, by working with local communities, not-for-profit organisations, business enterprises and government agencies to pursue a shared digital inclusion vision.

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Samaritans of Wellington Inc.

Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We provide a 24/7 telephone helpline to support callers experiencing mental health issues, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Our telephone helpline is operated by volunteers who are trained to listen in a non-judgemental, supportive way to empower callers to explore their own solutions to their situation.

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Te Puke Toy Library

We are a charitable organisation run by volunteers and Toy Librarians. At Te Puke Toy library our mission is to enable children throughout the Te Puke region to reach their full potential and milestones through play, giving them the best start in life and preparing them for their future growth. We believe that kids learn best through play, which is recognised as being hugely important in our children's development.

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