Fostering behaviours of belonging

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Funding will support the development of educational resources, helping our tamariki to connect with WAI Wānaka’s environmental mahi.

Wanaka, Otago

WAI Wānaka’s relationship with schools is flourishing. More tamariki are getting involved, and more preschools and schools are asking WAI to connect our environmental mahi to the curriculum.

WAI have passionate and skilled people waiting in the wings. We just need additional financial resources to fully respond to the requests coming in from schools and students.

We are asking for support from you, our community, to fund the delivery of environmental education. Our programme is aligned with the curriculum, making it straightforward for teachers to integrate. It enhances the connections between our schools and our community, providing opportunities for students to engage with global issues in a local, ‘real world’ context.

Thanks to The Funding Network NZ (TFNNZ) and their partners Givealittle and Chorus for their expertise and skills in helping us with this crowdfunding campaign.

About us

WAI Wānaka’s purpose is accelerating local action for our fresh water to achieve our mission of healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.

Use of funds

Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to develop 3 environmental modules for schools. Every extra $5,000 will enable a further module to be created. Our educational themes will cover climate, stormwater, biodiversity and tuna/eels to name a few.

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What do the youth have to say?  26 May 2022

We interviewed Mount Aspiring College (MAC) rangatahi to understand their thoughts on the importance of freshwater (wai māori) and who is responsible for protecting it.

"I want to protect the water so that the people after us... can come down and hang out next to the lake in it. So it's a beautiful place." - Anataia, MAC student.

Creating opportunities for rangatahi to talk about their connection with the local environment and actively participate in protecting it is key for the future of our community.

"I think that we're all responsible for protecting freshwater. It's up to all of us to do what we can and as much as we can to protect it" - MAC student

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Sarah & Mo
Sarah & Mo on 26 May 2022
$50 matched
WAI Wānaka

We really appreciate your support, thank you Sarah & Mo!

WAI Wānaka
OutletCampWanaka on 18 May 2022
Why have if not to nurture. Thank you ~ So appreciative of your efforts. Kia ora!
$100 matched
WAI Wānaka

Kia ora to you as well team! We really appreciate your support.

WAI Wānaka
Red Star Burgers - Wanaka
Red Star Burgers - Wanaka on 13 May 2022
Incredible mahi team!
$100 matched
WAI Wānaka

Thank you team, we are loving the support we are seeing come in from local businesses!

WAI Wānaka
Allan on 12 May 2022
$100 matched
WAI Wānaka

Thank you Allan, we appreciate your support.

WAI Wānaka
Lake Wānaka Tourism
Lake Wānaka Tourism on 11 May 2022
A fantastic initiative WAI whānau!
$1,000 matched
WAI Wānaka

Wow kia ora Lake Wānaka Tourism! What an amazing contribution, thank you for all of your support.

WAI Wānaka

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