Refugees and Migrants

E Tū Whānau hui with Muslim women from the Umma Trust in Auckland (2016)

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.

Read our stories about how refugee communities connect with E Tū Whānau:

Coming together for the greater good

Prestigious award for E Tū Whānau Kaimahi Jenny Janif

Young men from refugee backgrounds praised for being “hard workers”

Hope is the centre of Wellington PALMs future plan

Young people are the future and the present

Intercultural connection the future of Aotearoa

E Tū Whānau team provides “gracious support” in Christchurch

Ahmed Tani ONZM for services to refugees

Dr Hashem Slaimankhel’s legacy endures

NZ loses an inspirational leader in Afghan tragedy

South Asian film tackles domestic violence

Women share stories of resettlement

Goal setting course opens doors for Syrian Kiwis

E Tū Whānau PALMS Rangatahi hui a hit!

Refugee films tell moving stories

Serving others creates happiness

Values resonate across cultures

Cultures connect through art

Tikanga and faith – Māori Muslim wāhine

Poetry a cultural collaboration

WOWMA wows UN Youth Summit

Young Muslim leaders share values

“Humanity must come first” says Afghani leader

Ngāi Tahu manaaki newcomers

Refugee communities share stories