We need your help!
We have been invited to present at a literacy conference in Brisbane on the 7th of July 2013. But – we need to raise $18,000 to get there. Much like the Wai Study Help recipe for success – if a lot of people can do a little bit to help then we will make it! For more information about the conference click here.
Please consider making a donation! Any amount big or small is greatly appreciated:
Account name: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi
Account number: 06-0821-0209557-00
Reference for donations: Wai Study Help
Can you be a major sponsor? If so, we have a treat for you!
Please contact WSH Director Melanie Riwai-Couch directly for more information on 021 981107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by both the University of Canterbury and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Wai Study Help is a community initiative providing free one-on-one literacy tuition to Māori students.
In 2012, the pilot of Wai Study Help is being offered to students at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi in Spreydon, Christchurch. Students at this kura learn English from years four to thirteen. We plan to expand Wai Study help to other locations from 2013.
Wai Study Help volunteers are from the community, whānau and local businesses. The main role of a tutor is to sit with students and support their in English. Occasionally tutors will also help with reading related tasks. Tutors need to have a desire to make a positive contribution to the education of tamariki and need to be able to read and write in English.
In exchange tutors get to experience a kaupapa Māori environment, interact with tamariki Māori and be exposed to effective teaching and learning for Māori students.
Organisations and businesses can also arrange tutoring visits for staff.
People interested in volunteering can find out more here.