Mana Rangatahi

Nau mai haere mai, we are really excited to extend a hoe/paddle to join Mana Rangatahi, a youth tribe & leadership waka for people aged between 18-24 years of age.

The Mana Rangatahi (MR) programme was developed by Heidi Renata, Co-founder and CEO of INNOV8HQ, Aotearoa’s first whanau owned business marae and incubator, which has now evolved to a mobile platform for delivery locally and nationally.

Mana Rangatahi is a twelve week youth programme based on applying matauranga Māori, critical thinking and resilience based activities for the modern work environment for youth aged between 18-24 years of age living in Dunedin. This whole person approach focuses on re-establishing life skills and aligning these with life, career ambitions and related skill pathways. We have partnered with Hiwa Consulting, founded by another wahinepreneur Sophie TeHuia and employment pathway specialist.

The foundation element of the Mana Rangatahi programme is the "Ko wai au? | Who am I?” framework. This deep process enables participants to unlock their cultural identity, fears, innate ambitions and natural capabilities as they consider future pathways.

Mana Rangatahi program modules enable participants to identify and align with one of three pathways, simultaneously developing skills and ambitions as tuakana/youth leaders, including; 

- employment application job placement
- entrepreneurship/self-employment
- further training/education

Program facilitation is based on real world experiences, introducing and immersing the participants to real workplace/business experiences, community projects and initiatives with local leaders and experts. Leadership development based on applying a tuakana/teina model (designed by youth for youth).

We offer a 1 day MR accelerator, as a precursor to the 12 week programme, providing a high level workshop on personal branding - giving you tips and tricks to build a foundation for pathway activation.

If you'd love to know more, call us on 03 399 2222 or click here

"Dont let anyone tell you that you can't do something, because you can and you will".  Heidi Renata

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