Help Refugees and Solo Mums on the Road to Success

$10,730 of $10,000 goal
Given by 99 generous donors in 5 weeks

Let's help more refugees and solo mums to gain independence and be job-ready.

Auckland

Migrant Action Trust (MAT) helps migrants and former refugees from arrival to employment and integration in New Zealand. For Mother's Day on 8th May, MAT is on a mission to remove financial barriers for 10 refugee-background solo mums by gifting them 5-10 free driving lessons and getting their practical driving test fees sorted.

Help us help Aotearoa’s new settlers especially solo mums to secure meaningful employment and overcome the barriers to getting a driver licence. An NZ drivers licence opens up job opportunities for them and gives a sense of belonging, while building their independence and improving well-being for the whole whānau.

The NZTA recommends 120 hours of driving for learners to be test-ready. But this is a huge challenge for former refugees who have no access to a practice car, no driving coach/supervisor and no funds to pay for lessons with a qualified driving instructor. All on top of language and literacy barriers!

Every dollar counts to make a world of difference for new settlers especially refugees from Afghanistan, single mothers applying for jobs and mothers with special needs children. Each month we aim to help 10 new settlers to pass their driving tests - that's 10 families each month gaining independence, job opportunities and improving their well-being in Aotearoa.

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

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Thank you for gifting solo mums on the road to success!  8 May 2022

We reached our goal!!! Thank You! Asante! ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါတယ်! Maraming salamat!

A thousand thanks in every language from all of us at the Migrant Action Trust! Your generosity makes it possible for us to help more vulnerable community members navigate NZ on the road to success.

Special thanks to The Funding Network NZ for fantastic support and to Foundation North for matching up to $10,000 of our Generosity Generator campaign!

Please stay connected to see your dollars hard at work!

https://www.facebook.com/migrantactiontrust

www.migrantactiontrust.org or www.pcds.co.nz

We also invite you to join our team as a volunteer! Give the gift of your time and help a young learner gain confidence behind the wheel. Give an hour a week to help a new migrant learn English. Donate one hour a month to help bring needed supplies to a family in isolation. There are lots of ways to support our community of service users and become a permanent member of the MAT Community!

Again, thank you for supporting our mahi and our diverse communities!

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Loreen
Loreen on 07 May 2022
A Mothers' Day gift
$40
Migrant Action Trust

Happy Mother's day! Thanks so much for making a world of difference to our diverse communities!

Migrant Action Trust
Kate
Kate on 07 May 2022
Happy Mother’s Day
$100
Migrant Action Trust

Happy Mother's day! Thanks so much for making a world of difference to our diverse communities!

Migrant Action Trust
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 05 May 2022
Private
Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much for making a world of difference to our diverse communities!

Migrant Action Trust
Norie
Norie on 05 May 2022
Private
Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much for making a world of difference to our diverse communities!

Migrant Action Trust
Dianne
Dianne on 03 May 2022
$250
Migrant Action Trust

Thanks so much Dianne for making a world of difference to our diverse communities!

Migrant Action Trust
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This page was created on 30 Mar 2022 and closed on 7 May 2022.