Donate to support current project conversations and project activity; and development of a Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion.
Led by Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, and a Shama host project, this project was developed around the powerful and beautiful concepts of connection, kinship and belonging. It is about an Aotearoa New Zealand founded on the partnership of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, that provides a place for all.
Belonging is a human need that improves mental well-being and physical health. It is fulfilled by trust, friendship, social connections, a giving and receiving of love, compassion and kindness.
Our vision is of a collaboration of people across the country committed to building a socially inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
To achieve this vision, the development of a Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion will bring diverse groups together in a way that will empower communities to build and strengthen actions at the regional and local level.
We’re running nationwide events through our cities and smaller towns. To date, we’ve planned to hold conversations in 64 locations nationwide. Through the lockdowns, we've been holding Zoom events with individuals from across the country.
Our facilitators will meet with local people to guide these conversations and focus on what belonging feels like, what hinders this, and what needs to change.
Insights and ideas from those conversations will ensure our Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion is based on our communities’ collective voices.
Your donation will be used to support costs associated with holding conversations across New Zealand; developed of the Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion; and implementation of key initiatives to support our vision.
A collaboration of people across the country committed to building a socially inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.