A Great South Auckland story on an international stage

$140 of $10,000 goal
Given by 5 generous donors in 5 weeks

In 2016 YMCA Early Learning Centre Manurewa embarked on a journey to engage parents & children in a consultation process around risky play.


We had no idea how successful the process would be; in parent participation in discussions, getting everyone actively involved in developing our outdoor space and participating in our regular bush walks.

So imagine our surprise when we were actually invited to be one of the speakers on the world stage at the Children & Nature Network Conference to be held from 18-21 April in Vancouver.

It is a great honour for YMCA ELC Manurewa to share best practice with their peers. Being selected to present is confirmation for those parents that their voice is indeed valuable and worth sharing and of the standard which we are committed to achieving across all of the services we provide.

The Children & Nature Network and its founders are synonymous with awards and recognition for their research, leadership, journalism, educational program development and entrepreneurship in the field of creating lasting nature connections for everyone.

This is a story that deserves to be told. Please support us by making a donation on the page. Your generosity will help advance the work of YMCA ELC in connecting kids to nature.

About us

At YMCA North we build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We are here for our local neighbourhoods and deliver services which empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community.

Use of funds

Your donations will contribute to the costs of sending two of the centre’s staff members to the Conference in Vancouver.

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Kogie Naidoo
Kogie Naidoo on 27 Mar 2017
Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!
Karen Soutar
Karen Soutar on 21 Mar 2017
Awesome work ladies. Good luck with getting to Vancouver :)
Kit on 20 Mar 2017
Well done Manurewa ELC!
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