8 -16 May 2021
Celebrate Youth Week with us, together and in person, again!
Every May, young people and youth organisations come together to celebrate the youth in their communities. The annual festival from 8 16 May is coordinated by
Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development who, supported by the Ministry of Youth
Development and Sport
New Zealand, provide grants for youth-led events across New Zealand. “We are all about amplifying young people and acknowledging their capacity to contribute to their community,” Youth Week Director Shannan Wong says. “This year’s theme, “We’re Stronger Together” is all about Youth Week engaging with a wider range of young people and their communities.”
This year Ara Taiohi awarded over 80 grants to young people and community organisations across Aotearoa. CCS Disability Action, a national disability support and advocacy organisation, is supporting event organisers by connecting them to regional coordinators.
“We want all young people to have access to community and by supporting Youth Week, we are starting the conversation around accessibility, making us stronger together.” says Tyler Ngatai, Youth Services Coordinator, CCS Disability Action.
An accessible event toolkit has been developed to support Youth Week grant recipients to plan and deliver accessible events. Deaf Aotearoa, the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand, has translated this guide into NZSL.
“We are so excited about the role Youth Week 2021 will have in increasing opportunities for all young people to celebrate their value to the wider landscape of Aotearoa,” says Shannan.
Further details, resources and a calendar of Youth Week events can be found at youthweek.org.nz.
Youth Week Indoor Cricket
Pakistan and Friends Hawke’s Bay Association of New Zealand are inviting people to register for an afternoon of indoor cricket at Bay Indoor Cricket in Austin Street, Onekawa.
Pakistan and Friends Hawke’s Bay Association of New Zealand is a nonpolitical and non-profit social organization established to sponsor social, civic, educational, literary, scientific, charitable, and cultural activities for the benefit of the Pakistani-Kiwi community in Hawke’s Bay.
The event runs from 1-4pm and registrations can be made at: https://forms.gle/cA76vwuuMx81Kqj16 For any queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org