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Shekainah’s Story – Gluing the Pieces Together

Shekainah’s Story – Gluing the Pieces Together

When Shekainah graduated from He Poutama Rangatahi (one of Visionwest’s youth training programmes) she felt like her future was transformed and opportunities never previously available opened up for her. Click here to hear Shekainah talk about her...

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A Story Of Acceptance And Achievement

A Story Of Acceptance And Achievement

Kane was struggling at school - he experienced bullying and his health and grades suffered. As he explains: “I didn’t enjoy school at all. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to learn a trade. I was open to anything, but I was really...

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Adam’s Story – Youth Justice Mentoring

Adam’s Story – Youth Justice Mentoring

Mentoring young people is not always easy but there’s something awesome about working with a young person and then meeting them seven years later, and they come up to you and say, ‘remember me?’ Seeing kids you worked with before and having them...

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Beth’s Story – Visionwest Youth Development Coach

Beth’s Story – Visionwest Youth Development Coach

“It’s so rewarding when I come to the end of a journey with a young person. It could be that they are going into employment or could be that they are moving onto further training; just seeing them move to a place where they are in a better position...

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Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody* is too unwell and vulnerable to work but in order to access the government support she needs, she had to complete an online application form. For Jody this was a major barrier. She doesn’t own a computer and has no idea what an online form...

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Matt’s Story – Youth Training and Employment

Matt’s Story – Youth Training and Employment

If not for your support, Matt* reckons he would be in a gang or living on the streets. Matt’s childhood was spent shuffling between separated parents and being in care. A failure to connect at school and becoming a father while still in his late...

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