'Rise+Shine' Josiah Mika Foundation

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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

More about us

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.

Latest donations

Amanda-Lanuola 5 days ago
Alofa tele atu. Arohanui.
Mark 6 days ago
Clare and Alex Fala
Clare and Alex Fala 7 days ago
With love from the Fala family
Anne on 16 Jun 2021
He has a beautiful smile
Touch Project Podcast
Touch Project Podcast on 15 Jun 2021
On behalf of the 54 people who purchased a Podcast Shirt - always thinking of you Josiah. Miss your smile little man. Much alofas.

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