'Rise+Shine' Josiah Mika Foundation

'Rise+Shine' Josiah Mika Foundation

Enable the 'Rise+Shine Josiah Mika Foundation' to empower our children to RISE above adversity, exuberant resilience, flourish and SHINE.


The 'Rise+Shine Josiah Mika Foundation' was established in loving memory of Josiah (Sunrise 20/09/2010 - Sunset 16/05/2020), who died at 9 years from a rare neurological condition that effects completely healthy children. Josiah's parents Jerome and Julie Mika, along with his 3 brothers (JJ, Jovahn and Jaden), established the Rise+Shine Josiah Mika Foundation to honour his legacy and empower children & young people in Aotearoa to flourish & shine as Josiah did in his short life.


The overarching vision of the Foundation is to improve wellbeing equity for children and young people in Aotearoa, particularly in South Auckland and the Eastern Bay of Plenty (where the whānau have close connections). The Foundation recognises the vital role of sport, performing arts, recreational activities and fun-innovative-learning opportunities, and supports equitable access and inclusion.

The Foundation aims to be a catalyst to empower our children and young people to RISE above adversity, exuberant resilience, flourish and SHINE.

RISE & SHINE - Josiah Mika Foundation (50064815) (NZBN: 9429049305586) Charitable Trust Registered. https://youtu.be/RDoHtgtIlJI

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In loving memory of their precious son Josiah (Sunrise 20/09/2010 - Sunset 16/05/2020), The Wharewera-Mika whānau established the Rise+Shine Josiah Mika Foundation, empowering young people to RISE above adversity, exuberant resilience, flourish and SHINE.

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Rise & Shine Josiah Mika Foundation website launch  24 May 2022

Kia ora koutou!

E mihi ana, fa’afetai lava, your support for our charity 1-year since it’s inception is gratefully appreciated.

We officially launched our josiahmikafoundation.com website which provides an overview of our vision to support children and young people in Aotearoa to RISE above adversity, exuberate resilience, flourish and SHINE. We share grant stories of communities we are supporting, news updates and provide opportunities to connect with us for support or to donate.

Your support has been integral in supporting our children and young people in Aotearoa, ngā mihi nui!

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Always thinking of such an amazing family
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Cilla 4 days ago
Wonderful cause, big alofa to the Mika family.
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