E Tū Whānau supports positive community-led change by empowering whānau and communities, and respecting and uplifting mana.
E Tū Whānau recognises that transformational change happens when communities are trusted to know what’s best for them, and supported to design – and then empowered to lead – their own solutions.
Our approach is relational, and it is guided by tikanga and traditional Māori values that support whānau to achieve their potential through positive change.
This means we:
- listen to communities’ aspirations and moemoeā
- co-create approaches and solutions that make aspirations and moemoeā real.
Te mana kaha o te whānau / The strength and power of the whānau.
Community partnering approach
Our approach centres on the recognition that transformational change occurs when communities are trusted to know what’s best for them, when they are supported to design – and then empowered to lead – their own change.
We listen to aspirations and moemoeā and co-create approaches and solutions that realise them; we only partner with communities into which we have been invited. Our approach is relational, and it is guided by tikanga and traditional Māori values that support whānau to realise their potential through positive change. When funding is involved to support this mahi, a contractual relationship is also required.
Privacy and confidentiality of information
We are committed to respecting personal and organisational information and to keeping it safe. We recognise that this information is very important, and we take seriously our legal and ethical responsibilities and commitments to it.
Read more here about how E Tū Whānau collects, uses, protects, and shares information about people and organisations.
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