‘Mana’ has many meanings, including: authority, charisma, prestige, integrity, spiritual power and strength. ‘Wahine’ at its simplest and most common understanding means woman/women, female and wife.
The combination of the two can be loosely defined as ‘woman of strength’.
The Mana Wahine programme which is specifically aimed toward Māori and Pacifica students, works to develop the ‘Mana’ in our ‘Wahine’ by providing a safe place for views to be shared, questions to be asked and opinions to be valued.
THIS PROGRAMME IS DELIVERED IN SCHOOLS DURING SCHOOL HOURS
Mana Wahine is all about fun interaction and conversation. We use a variety of different methods to communicate our learning outcome for each session while interacting with participants and creating conversation.
This is all delivered by trained and qualified female youth workers, who will journey alongside and mentor (building trust to provide immediate support and encouragement) each of the young people on the programme.
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