Jul 30th 2018

Ministry of Social Development E Tu Whanau Refugees and Migrants website

Have you visited the Ministry of Social Development E Tu Whanau Refugees and Migrants website?

E Tū Whānau’s violence free and whānau centered kauapapa is proudly Māori but it’s proving rich and inspirational to our refugee and migrant communities as well.

The kaupapa is inclusive with a focus on:

  • supporting communities to design and lead solutions to their own issues
  • cultural strengths, positive family values, and strong leadership
  • fostering social connections, community involvement and a sense of belonging
  • communities working together to pool resources, skills and ideas for maximum impact.

E Tū Whānau’s values – aroha, whanaungatanga, whakapapa, mana, kōrero awhi and tikanga – resonate with many migrant and refugee communities, many of whom come from collective, family focused cultures which have much in common, spiritually and socially, with Māori.

Read some of the stories about how refugee communities connect with E Tū Whānau. Go to: http://etuwhanau.org.nz/about/refugees-and-migrants/

Ministry of Social Development E Tu Whanau Refugees and Migrants website