The MOKO Foundation providing support and encouragement for high needs communities with focus on children, young people and their whanau.

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Youth Leadership International Development

The MOKO Foundation was established by 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O'Sullivan and his wife Tracy to provide support for challenged and high needs communities. The Hawea Vercoe Leaders Scholarship is part of the MOKO Foundation's initiative to contribute to the development of a pool of young talented Maori leaders.

In 2014 President Obama launched the Gen-I initiative at the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to focus on improving the lives of Native youth by removing barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed. The inaugural 2015 Tribal Youth Gathering [TYG] is a component of the Gen-I initiative.

The MOKO Foundation has secured four places at the 2015 Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington DC in July. Ezekiel Raui, Headboy Taipa College, Tayla-Rose Campbell, Headgirl Hato Petera College and Cale Silich will travel with a chaperone to the TYG. This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to travel to Washington DC to experience and share not only their culture but their future aspirations. It is our belief that the successful outcome of this trip will help support the development of strong Maori Leadership that will be beneficial for both our country and indigenous Americans. The result is a better country and global community.

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MOKO Foundation

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Northland

The MOKO Foundation established by Dr Lance and Tracy O'sullivan to provide support for challenged and high needs communities with a particular focus on children, young people and their whanau. Areas of interest and expertise that the founding trustees have include, education, health housing, youth justice and youth leadership

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This organisation page was created on 25 May 2015.

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