Universal values inspire and strengthen diverse communities
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.
Our values – aroha, whanaungatanga, whakapapa, mana, kōrero awhi and tikanga – resonate with these communities, many of whom come from collective, family focussed cultures that have much in common, spiritually and socially, with Māori.