Working alongside Nandita, Tara has continued to support the development of The HEART Movement through out 2017. There have been two key projects that Tara has been supporting over this time:
- Supporting the development of The Change Agents
- Developing and building the Whānau Agreements into Whānau Conversations
Supporting the development of The Change Agents
The Change Agents are a group of committed volunteers that The HEART Movement support to grow within themselves and their own relationships as role models for others in the community of Tāmaki. The philosophy is that if role models in Tāmaki become Change Agents who aspire to grow healthy relationships in their own circles, then they will inspire others to become Change Agents, and thus the ongoing growth of the community continues. Tara supports this development by providing a space for Change Agents to gather and talk about their growth and development.
Rākau Tautoko fit nicely into this space – as well as Tara, our practitioners Dickie, Ren, Candace and Ty are all Change Agents too!
From August 2017 onwards, The HEART Movement shifted this connection to a set timeframe once a week on Friday nights just before the Pockets of Hope Community Dinner that The HEART Movement runs. This session enables all volunteers of The HEART Movement to gather – the long timers and new comers to the movement. This enables natural tuakana – teina growth between the older Change Agents and new potentials.
In the first half of 2017, Tara facilitated a series of workshops through GFIT (Growing Financial Independence in Tāmaki) focusing on Healthy Relationships through the financial literacy message.
Tara also supported the running of a local community BBQ at Torino Reserve, Point England by local community members.
in the second half of 2017, Tara will be running Whānau Conversations in Panmure – creating a friendly space for local whānau to come together and relax.
Timeframe: October 2016 – ongoing
Other Key Organisations involved: