Turning The Curve Teaching Refugee Background Women To Drive

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We have been inundated with beautiful offers of support since the tragedy in Christchurch. Many of our supporters, and members of the public are searching for a way to help former refugees living in Aotearoa NZ. If you would like to support a programme, which makes a lasting positive impact on the lives of vulnerable refugee women who have settled in Aotearoa NZ, please give generously to our Turning the Curve refugee background women's driving programme.

Turning the Curve helps women from refugee backgrounds living in the Wellington region get their full driving licence.

For many of us Kiwis, it is hard to imagine the difference something as simple as a driver’s licence can make. But for many of our refugee background women, it can mean the difference between loneliness, and making a home here. Driving empowers some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable women to learn English, get a job, provide for their families, and feel fully at home in their communities.

As one of our recent graduates said, ‘getting my licence has changed everything, I feel like a real Kiwi woman, because real Kiwi women have their licence’.

The programme runs by women supporting women- we link a refugee background woman with a Kiwi woman volunteer, who accompanies her on her journey to obtaining her full licence. Friendships for life are often made between volunteer and learner.

We urgently need to raise $35,000 by 30th June to keep the programme running. Please give generously- every donation will make a huge difference to the lives of New Zealand's most vulnerable women.

About us

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum is a Wellington-based charity representing 20 refugee-background communities.

We work towards our vision of New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in Aotearoa New Zealand life.

Use of funds

$60 can provide a refugee background woman with her first ever driving lesson.

$200 can fully train a volunteer with the skills to support a refugee background woman.

$1000 can pay for a year's driving lessons for a refugee background woman.

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Guest Donor on 30 Jun 2019
Josie on 20 Jun 2019
Thank you
Jenny on 20 Jun 2019
Great organisation to donate to. Good luck.
Anna on 20 Jun 2019
Loved your comments on RNZ. Best wishes to you all.
Charlene Bowie
Charlene Bowie on 20 Jun 2019

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