August 2018

Have your say on the future of education

Have your say on the future of education
The Ministry of Education is working to understand what New Zealanders need and want from the education system. Your views will help design an education system for the future – one that provides all New Zealanders with lifelong learning opportunities.
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Have your say on the future of education

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The Ministry of Education is working to understand what New Zealanders need and want from the education system.  

Your views will help design an education system for the future – one that provides all New Zealanders with lifelong learning opportunities. You can find information about this on their website

Director's update - August 2018

Kia ora koutou katoa

Welcome to the Office of Ethnic Communities’ August newsletter.

Education has been an ongoing area of focus for the Office this month. We are currently collaborating with the Education on the Education Conversation, to improve New Zealand’s education system for future generations. In September, the Office of Ethnic Communities will be assisting Education with three of its pan-ethnic consultations across Auckland, and identifying key themes and concerns raised by our ethnic communities around the NCEA system.

Live Your Dream – Ethnic Women in Entrepreneurship

From Left to right next to Hetal Parmar - Cake Lounge, Shaila Bhatt - Smart Drive and Vanessa Gutierrez Maciel - Elderly IT

What links a cupcake business, an ethnic driving school for women and an IT support and training service for the elderly?  These businesses all began with the Women Entrepreneurship Centre’s Live Your Dream workshops.

The Women Entrepreneurship Centre, supported by the Ethnic Communities Development Fund, created the Live Your Dream workshops as leadership development courses for ethnic women. 

Minister's Update - August 2018

Minister's Update - August 2018
This month, I was delighted to celebrate Indian Independence Day with so many of our New Zealand Indian families and friends, at Radio Tarana’s event in Auckland.
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Director's Update - August 2018

Director's Update - August 2018
Education has been an ongoing area of focus for the Office this month. We are currently collaborating with the Education on the Education Conversation, to improve New Zealand’s education system for future generations.
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Live Your Dream – Ethnic Women in Entrepreneurship

Live Your Dream – Ethnic Women in Entrepreneurship
What links a cupcake business, an ethnic driving school for women and an IT support and training service for the elderly? These businesses all began with the Women Entrepreneurship Centre’s Live Your Dream workshops.
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Minister's Update - August 2018

Hon Jenny Salesa - Minister for Ethnic Communities

Kia ora, malo e lelei, talofa lava, namaste, ni hao, mabuhay, anyoung haseyo, and very warm greetings to all.

This month, I was delighted to celebrate Indian Independence Day with so many of our New Zealand Indian families and friends, at Radio Tarana’s event in Auckland. It was very special to have so many of my Cabinet and parliamentary colleagues, as well as major community organisations attend. Well done to everyone who made this celebration a success.

Supporting Active Citizenship

The team at SPLICE

SPLICE, an Auckland-based movement aimed at connecting communities, has recently been supported by the Ethnic Communities Development Fund to launch Active Citizens in New Zealand.

Active Citizens is a social leadership programme developed by the British Council.  The programme aims to build skills in intercultural awareness, problem-solving and positive community engagement. The programme has connected over 50 countries, and helped launch over 7,500 community-based social action projects.

The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests

The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests
The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open for requests and will close at midnight on Wednesday 26 September 2018. There will be one funding round each year with a total of $520,000 available for projects to be implemented in 2019.
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