Multiply confident NZ drivers with Puketapapa Community Driving School
MAT provides the training of new community driving mentors & matches them with learner drivers needing immediate or extended coaching.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.
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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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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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This page was created on 20 May 2020 and closes on 20 May 2021.