Shae | Share your why

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa. Te Tiriti o Waitangi and international human rights preserve the right to language. Te Reo Māori is one of Aotearoa's three official languages. Our papa's education thesis many years ago, was about how Te Reo Māori should be taught in schools. Fast forward a few years and I was deeply enriched from the opportunity of learning Te Reo Māori at school, connecting with wonderful kaiako and being immersed in Te Ao Māori. At Te Ara Taiohi Whakatapua Kia Ora Ai Youthline we know only too well that identity is a vital component of positive youth mental health and wellbeing, And besides, Te Reo Māori is tino ātaahua:)