ATAWHAI - Empowering youth to transform their own lives

By The Kindness Institute

NZ $21,975 pledged


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Atawhai Empowering Youth To Transform Their Own Lives

Project 2018-08-09 14:36:04 +1200

 

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WE’RE TRYING SOLVE?

 

New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate in the developed world and nearly 80% of Kiwis will suffer from a mental health condition throughout our lives.  

 

WHAT’S OUR SOLUTION?

 

The Kindness Institute works to change that problem with stress management, mindfulness & yoga based programs for marginalised young people. We work with rangatahi  in schools, those who’ve been kicked out of school and with criminal and sometimes anti-social behaviors.

We support individuals, organisations, workplaces & schools to overcome anxiety, fear and stress, and to integrate mindfulness in a busy life.  

 

WHO ARE WE?

The Kindness Institute is a social enterprise and registered charity, with donations for programs funding work with marginalised youth so that everyone can participate in mindfulness & yoga. We work with youth in high school, primary school, youth who've been excluded from school and women in prison.

Founded and lead by Kristina Cavit, who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to youth and community, The Kindness Insitute also calls upon numerous amazing volunteers who generously give their time and skills to make everything hum. 

 

WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

In our ATAWHAI (kindness) youth program, 100% of the rangatahi (youth) reported a reduction in stress. Rangatahi also report that the program has helped them to forgive others, improve their focus, communication, confidence, kindness, conflict resolution skills and their relationships with whanau, friends and the wider community.

Through our training the trainer model, youth teach mindfulness, yoga & stress management to their community. This has seen our work having a much wider impact and now in our third year, we look forward to growing our program.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1.     CONTRIBUTE with a simple donation or pledge for a specific reward. Easy! That money then goes directly towards the running of the ATAWHAI program. You will be directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives.

2.     SHARE with one and all! Your voice is louder than you think, please share our campaign, any updates, videos or posts with everyone and anyone, it takes a village!

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE GOES TOWARDS: 

·      $7,000 goes towards paying our amazing youth mentors for our intensive ATAWHAI program, which runs for most of the year. Without them we cannot create deep connections with our rangatahi and the organisational elements are not possible.

·      $7,000 will pay our awesome youth development worker to support our rangatahi throughout the year. This is a priceless resource for us as the whole programme revolves around our rangatahi and to have this qualified person on-hand is crucial to their development and success in making progress.

·      $6,000 will be a crucial allocation that goes towards resources and running costs including, kai, petrol to get our rangatahi to and from course sessions, venue costs and various educational resources. All of these things are necessary for the programme to run smoothly. 

 

PLEDGE REWARDS: 

Terrace Downs Resort

Cavit&Co Bed Linen

Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

 Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

Zora Bell Boyd 'Monkey Business' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig Shield' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Fern Shield' Pendant

Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig' Ring

 Yoga Ground

Zoe and Morgan ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Necklace

Limited Edition Handmade Flower Bud Vase

Tee Shirt 

Kombucha

Eco Store Gift Pack

 

Hero Sandwich House

Hero Sandwich House

Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

Downtime Dice

Comments

Updates 2

"World famous" t-shirt pledgers

17/10/2018 at 9:06 PM

Kia ora to our awesome "world famous" t-shirt pledgers

Please check your email inboxes (and spam folders!).  We need your t-shirt size details.

Please click on the survey link in the email from us to fill out your sizing and delivery details.

Arohanui

The Kindness Institute team 

Thank you!

01/10/2018 at 9:47 PM

Kia ora,

THANK YOU! Thanks to you, we not only reached our $20k pledgeme target for our ATAWHAI youth program but exceeded it! We raised a total of $21,875! We couldn't have done this without your kindness and support.

We're working hard on processing all the amazing pledges. We’ll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with a time-frame on prizes and to confirm delivery addresses etc.

Thank you for directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives. 

Arohanui,

Kristina Cavit & The Kindness Institute whanau xx

    Pledgers 224

    Jay Cee
    2018-08-23 17:14:14 +1200

    "Mindfulness is an important tool that I wish I had learnt at a young age. Proud to support a great cause"

    Chun Li
    2018-08-23 16:24:57 +1200
    Liana Poole
    2018-08-23 11:59:04 +1200

    "Awesome work, keep it up! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-23 10:56:09 +1200

    "Xx"

    Iris Christopher
    2018-08-23 07:45:33 +1200
    Cč Bell
    2018-08-22 13:07:18 +1200

    "Love your work! "

    Tricia Alach
    2018-08-21 20:04:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-21 12:39:52 +1200

    "Well done! Awesome cause. "

    Nicholas
    2018-08-21 09:57:21 +1200

    "Looking good team. Feel free to hola if you need any more help/tips as you go."

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-20 22:26:47 +1200
    Eridani Francis Milly Baker
    2018-08-20 17:44:22 +1200
    Zoe Edwards
    2018-08-20 15:38:50 +1200

    "Go team!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-20 14:05:41 +1200

    "This is an incredibly important work and we all need to be behind it. With Aroha. Kia Kaha. Antoinette"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-08-20 13:03:30 +1200

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    Followers of ATAWHAI - Empowering youth to transform their own lives

    Atawhai Empowering Youth To Transform Their Own Lives

    Project 2018-08-09 14:36:04 +1200

     

    WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WE’RE TRYING SOLVE?

     

    New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate in the developed world and nearly 80% of Kiwis will suffer from a mental health condition throughout our lives.  

     

    WHAT’S OUR SOLUTION?

     

    The Kindness Institute works to change that problem with stress management, mindfulness & yoga based programs for marginalised young people. We work with rangatahi  in schools, those who’ve been kicked out of school and with criminal and sometimes anti-social behaviors.

    We support individuals, organisations, workplaces & schools to overcome anxiety, fear and stress, and to integrate mindfulness in a busy life.  

     

    WHO ARE WE?

    The Kindness Institute is a social enterprise and registered charity, with donations for programs funding work with marginalised youth so that everyone can participate in mindfulness & yoga. We work with youth in high school, primary school, youth who've been excluded from school and women in prison.

    Founded and lead by Kristina Cavit, who was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to youth and community, The Kindness Insitute also calls upon numerous amazing volunteers who generously give their time and skills to make everything hum. 

     

    WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

    In our ATAWHAI (kindness) youth program, 100% of the rangatahi (youth) reported a reduction in stress. Rangatahi also report that the program has helped them to forgive others, improve their focus, communication, confidence, kindness, conflict resolution skills and their relationships with whanau, friends and the wider community.

    Through our training the trainer model, youth teach mindfulness, yoga & stress management to their community. This has seen our work having a much wider impact and now in our third year, we look forward to growing our program.

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP:

    1.     CONTRIBUTE with a simple donation or pledge for a specific reward. Easy! That money then goes directly towards the running of the ATAWHAI program. You will be directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives.

    2.     SHARE with one and all! Your voice is louder than you think, please share our campaign, any updates, videos or posts with everyone and anyone, it takes a village!

    WHAT YOUR PLEDGE GOES TOWARDS: 

    ·      $7,000 goes towards paying our amazing youth mentors for our intensive ATAWHAI program, which runs for most of the year. Without them we cannot create deep connections with our rangatahi and the organisational elements are not possible.

    ·      $7,000 will pay our awesome youth development worker to support our rangatahi throughout the year. This is a priceless resource for us as the whole programme revolves around our rangatahi and to have this qualified person on-hand is crucial to their development and success in making progress.

    ·      $6,000 will be a crucial allocation that goes towards resources and running costs including, kai, petrol to get our rangatahi to and from course sessions, venue costs and various educational resources. All of these things are necessary for the programme to run smoothly. 

     

    PLEDGE REWARDS: 

    Terrace Downs Resort

    Cavit&Co Bed Linen

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Ruby' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Mother and Child' Ring

     Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Luna Phoenix' Ring

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Monkey Business' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig Shield' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Fern Shield' Pendant

    Zora Bell Boyd 'Twig' Ring

     Yoga Ground

    Zoe and Morgan ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Necklace

    Limited Edition Handmade Flower Bud Vase

    Tee Shirt 

    Kombucha

    Eco Store Gift Pack

     

    Hero Sandwich House

    Hero Sandwich House

    Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

    Toothcrush Toothbrush Subscription

    Downtime Dice

    Comments

    "World famous" t-shirt pledgers

    17/10/2018 at 9:06 PM

    Kia ora to our awesome "world famous" t-shirt pledgers

    Please check your email inboxes (and spam folders!).  We need your t-shirt size details.

    Please click on the survey link in the email from us to fill out your sizing and delivery details.

    Arohanui

    The Kindness Institute team 

    Thank you!

    01/10/2018 at 9:47 PM

    Kia ora,

    THANK YOU! Thanks to you, we not only reached our $20k pledgeme target for our ATAWHAI youth program but exceeded it! We raised a total of $21,875! We couldn't have done this without your kindness and support.

    We're working hard on processing all the amazing pledges. We’ll be in touch in the next 2 weeks with a time-frame on prizes and to confirm delivery addresses etc.

    Thank you for directly helping our rangatahi learn skills to transform their own lives. 

    Arohanui,

    Kristina Cavit & The Kindness Institute whanau xx

      Jay Cee
      2018-08-23 17:14:14 +1200

      "Mindfulness is an important tool that I wish I had learnt at a young age. Proud to support a great cause"

      Chun Li
      2018-08-23 16:24:57 +1200
      Liana Poole
      2018-08-23 11:59:04 +1200

      "Awesome work, keep it up! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-23 10:56:09 +1200

      "Xx"

      Iris Christopher
      2018-08-23 07:45:33 +1200
      Cč Bell
      2018-08-22 13:07:18 +1200

      "Love your work! "

      Tricia Alach
      2018-08-21 20:04:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-21 12:39:52 +1200

      "Well done! Awesome cause. "

      Nicholas
      2018-08-21 09:57:21 +1200

      "Looking good team. Feel free to hola if you need any more help/tips as you go."

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-20 22:26:47 +1200
      Eridani Francis Milly Baker
      2018-08-20 17:44:22 +1200
      Zoe Edwards
      2018-08-20 15:38:50 +1200

      "Go team!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-20 14:05:41 +1200

      "This is an incredibly important work and we all need to be behind it. With Aroha. Kia Kaha. Antoinette"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-08-20 13:03:30 +1200

      Followers of ATAWHAI - Empowering youth to transform their own lives

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/09/2018 at 9:00 PM.