Project extends hand to community
Rough discipline was something Akarere Henry thought was just a part of culture.
The South Waikato Pacific Island Community Services [SWPICS] manager grew up with those ideals.
But that perspective has changed since Alternatives to Violence Project [AVP] came to SWPICS.
Henry said training through workshops helped her to reflect on what needed to change.
‘‘I’ve grown up in a traditional family ’’ she said.
Although she did not see it in
Empowering words: Martha Turia, left back, Edna Simiona, Sulita Povaru Bourne, Mereaumate Vano, Kerry Stowers, left front, and Akarere Henry hold up pieces of the Mandela circle which is used in workshops.