RAW is a programme providing education and wrap-around support to help women from challenging backgrounds find their place in the world.
RAW transforms socially disadvantaged women into focused achievers; committed to creating new futures for themselves and their whanau. Its success rate comes down to an unprecedented level of wrap around support and education that is delivered via an incubator programme.
The initial phase of the incubator programme enables 3-4 women on parole to relocate away from known associates and immerse themselves in a comprehensive support system, involving coaching, education, work experience and part-time employment, that sets them up to make positive life choices.
Phase two of the incubator programme focuses on whanau; building positive and constructive connections with their children and family. It provides an opportunity for a child to return to a parent who is now equipped to care and provide for them and for the parent to remain supported by their RAW whanau as they move forward with their life as a contributing member of society.
The RAW Charity was established by Annah Stretton in 2014 to help break the ever growing cycle of repeat offending, under education, persistent poverty and violence in NZ.
RAW was created to break the ever growing intergenerational cycle of recidivist offending, under education, persistent poverty and violence in NZ. RAW's vision is supporting and educating women from this disadvantaged demographic to get them and their children back as contributors into mainstream NZ.
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