Rizwaana | Share your why

Whilst i worked as a Midwife - i was intrigued by the karanga that was done at the time of the birth. I started learning Te Reo to understand the Karanga. This led me on an interesting journey of discovery, self-growth and much more. i learnt not only the language but Tikanga. As i Migrant - you struggle to find your Turangawaewae ,but learning Māori culture has given me that 'permission' to acknowledge me place of birth (South Africa) and Aotearoa (Heretuanga) as my turangawaewae. To acknowledge our whenua and whanau - it helps me to feel welcome and a sense of belonging. This year i am reading the Quran in Te Reo Māori