I am looking to fundraise money for the programmes run by Rongopai House to help bring hope to the Far North.
As a girl living in Auckland, I often forget how completely blessed I am!
In the Far North, here in NZ there are clear signs of poverty, domestic violence, child and sexual abuse.
Rongopai House Community Trust operate to bring lasting hope and change to whanau in the Far North, by confronting the deep challenge of domestic violence, child and sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse too prevalent within our community. We partner with whanau affected by poverty to empower them to build a better life. We do this by providing practical, compassionate and restorative action for mothers, fathers and children in order to bring hope and effective change for whanau caught in the intergenerational, cyclic traps of poverty and abuse.
Here are some of the outcomes that they achieve
Early Childhood Education Preschool children of the families entering into Feed my Lambs moving into ECE. As parents learn and understand the importance of gaining life-skills and take up opportunities for growth and development, they will encourage their children to engage with early childhood education and schooling. They’ll also be more likely to be able to assist with school events and homework, as they will have the confidence to engage in this way.
Health Initiative- 08800 My Teeth/ Immunisations/
Parents entering Feed My Lambs given education and opportunity to register and bring up to date their children’s immunisations and dental health, and their own health. Progress records are kept on each family.
Employment for parents
Education and up-skilling is ongoing. As a result of gaining confidence and self-worth from our programmes, many participants have moved on to find work experience then work placements, start training courses and apprenticeships. Hence they are moving towards a future of providing for their own whanau, out of which comes the opportunity to grow into leadership to help generations to come. Progress records are kept.
Parenting skills developed and improved Anger Management/ Addiction therapies/ Reduced Recidivism
Attendance of parents at Building Awesome Whanau programme, mother/ child interactive sessions at Feed my Lambs/ Recovery programmes with the Salvation Army Bridge Programme (anger/ addiction management and support), Advocacy, parole and community services support. Individual profiles and progress reports are kept.
Budgeting Education and release from debt
All families are given the opportunity to take up budgeting help and advice from approved budgeting services. CAP is now available to the Feed My Lambs Initiative and the wider community. Outcomes and accountability pertain to both CAP and the Trust Board. Records are kept.
They work with the community through various programmes and are simply amazing! I would love to raise as much money as possible to help support the people who are dedicated to bringing hope to the Far North of New Zealand.
Kia ora koutou :)
Next month I am running the queenstown half marathon. I would love to take this opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause. There is an amazing charity in the Far North called Rongopai House. I would love to help raise some funds towards their programmes.
Would you consider donating? I know every dollar will make a difference :)
Here is a little bit about what they do!
Rongopai House confronts the deep challenges of domestic violence, child and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse in the Far North.
Thier practical, compassionate, restorative action for mothers, fathers and children brings hope and change for whanau caught in the intergenerational, cyclic traps of poverty and abuse. Through education, mentoring, whanau coaching and advocacy, our faith-based organisation equips families with the tools and support they need to achieve lasting transformation.