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Multiply confident NZ drivers with Puketapapa Community Driving School


$460 donated
Given by 11 generous donors in around 4 months
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MAT provides the training of new community driving mentors & matches them with learner drivers needing immediate or extended coaching.

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  Auckland

The Migrant Action Trust (MAT) manages the Puketapapa Community Driving School, a community-owned and operated social enterprise in the heart of Puketapapa. Also known as PCDS, the Puketapapa Community Driving School specialises in supporting young drivers, new migrants, ethnic women, resettled communities (former refugees) and those who find it the hardest to gain their drivers' licence. In two years we have provided 2,940 hours of driving lessons to almost 500 enrollees with 162 passers in 2019. Read our story in pcds.co.nz/our-social-impact.

Our goal is to make PCDS the Auckland’s Driving School of choice for premium driving training services. PCDS offers courses that cater to all people in our community. We provide access to vehicles, mentor drivers who specialise in language support and subsidised training & testing.

About us

The Migrant Action Trust (MAT) helps migrants and refugees settle in New Zealand and become fully integrated into NZ society. MAT's three core programmes: Migrants Supporting Migrants, Arrival to Integration and Support Groups.

Use of funds

- Train new community driving mentors and eventually be a qualified driving instructor

- Funding for interpreters and test day support person

- Petrol + maintenance

- Pay-it-forward driving lessons

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Latest update

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PCDS Success Stories after first lockdown  17 August 2020

Posted by: Migrant Action Trust

Kia Ora dear Donors

With your support we were able to support 13 more refugee-background learners to pass their driving tests after the first lockdown.

Message from Mwamba, an essential worker on night shifts: “I had to take 3 buses to go to work. It was really hard especially when it’s raining and I spent so much money for taxi when I miss the bus. Thank you so much PCDS for all your support.”

Getting a driving simulator is still on our wishlist. Please feel free to share PCDS story with friends and workmates :-) TVNZ Breakfast https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=622831268403543

MAT team is also preparing to give one-on-one support for CV, Cover Letter and Job Interview Tips for migrants made redundant due to Covid-19.

Thanks again for your generous support empowering our migrants and resettled communities!

Migrant Action Trust - Puketapapa Community Driving School (PCDS) Team

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 30 Jul 2020
I hope this can help a little with the great work that you are doing for the community. More power to you and may you continue to help open opportunities for more people in the future.
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Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much Kin! With your support we are able to support more as soon as we are back to level 2. Keep well and thanks again!

Migrant Action Trust
Kimberly
Kimberly on 30 Jul 2020
I saw your story on breakfast this morning and hope this donation will assist you to help more previous refugees to get their licences. Very inspiring to see what you are doing!
$100
Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much Kim! 13 got licence after the first lockdown... With your support we are able to support more as soon as we are back to level 2. Keep well and thanks again!

Migrant Action Trust
Steven
Steven on 30 Jul 2020
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Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much Steven! 13 got licence after the first lockdown... With your support we are able to support more as soon as we are back to level 2. Keep well and thanks again!

Migrant Action Trust
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 30 Jul 2020
$20
Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much Christine! 13 got licence after the first lockdown... With your support we are able to support more as soon as we are back to level 2. Keep well and thanks again!

Migrant Action Trust
Suzie
Suzie on 20 Jun 2020
Thanks for helping our community.
$20

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