POU WHAKAARO PROGRAMME

OUR AIMS

The main aim of the Pou Whakaaro environment is to support people towards greater independence by offering opportunities to increase their skills and to provide support for people to connect with their chosen community. 

Our calendar lists classes, workshops, events, and celebration days that are hosted by Pou Whakaaro and other organisations we support. 

We also list events and celebrations days that we feel support our goals. 

To enlist in some Pou Whakaaro classes and workshops you will need to meet our criteria, please click above. 

CLASSES, WORKSHOP & EVENTS

ACTIVITY AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Micro Business

A programme designed to partner with people who would like to start their own small business.

There is also an opportunity for People in Business to meet monthly, working on common projects and joint marketing based on group goals. 

Support for Community Courses

Speak to your Key worker if you would like support to join local services to learn Literacy,  Computers, Learner license, Volunteering or  other educational aspirations such as the SPCA, REAP,  Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Te Oho Mai or the Kawerau Urban Food Forest.

Pre-Employment Support

Ongoing support for people who would like to achieve their goal for employment, work expereince, and other vocation aspirations.

Speak to your key worker if you require support in this area. 

WHAKATANE

KAWERAU

NZQA Training

Retail Savvy NZQA Level 3

DURATION

CREDITS

Four months

20 Credits

Hospitality Savvy NZQA Level 3

DURATION

CREDITS

Four months

20 Credits

Community Support Meals

NUTRITIONAL LOW COST COOKING

Learning about ingredients and techniques. Meals are given to people in need. 

Fun Together

  • Movie Club

  • Dinner Club

  • Monthly Hot Pools Trip

  • End of Term Celebrations

  • Weekly Zumba Sessions

Community Wellness

Support with Community Wellness Groups. 

Employment Support

One on one support is available for career planning, CVs, and cover letters, training, interview skills & preparation, sourcing opportunities for employment, volunteering & work experience and job coaching. 

Pou Whakaaro | Mental Health & Disability Support

40 Te Tahi Street, Whakatane | 07 308 8170  |  admin@pouwhakaaro.co.nz