Kia ora and greetings,
The Multicultural New Zealand, New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Independent Police Conduct Authority and Hui E have partnered with Christchurch Multicultural council to hold a series of youth workshops nationally, and with support from Migrant action Trust, ACOFI and Mt Roskill Multicultural Councils.
I am writing on behalf of the Christchurch Multicultural Council.
If you yourself are a youth member of a community group, or youth council or organisation, then this invitation is for you and your fellow youth members.
To others, I seek your assistance in forwarding this message and the attachments to the youth, youth leaders and people working with youth in the Canterbury region.
The purpose of these workshops are to explore some of the barriers youth face when accessing social services particularly when they require assistance. The workshops will provide a positive environment to interact, discuss these issues and mutually educate and inform.
The youth will also contribute to developing a Youth APP – YouthAotea-Reo funded by New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. This will serve as an ongoing national resource to support youth.
Please find attached information be shared through your community networks and youth encouraged to register (online). The workshop is free to attend, includes dietary appropriate meals and wifi. Open to all youth aged 14 – 25 (but not limited to 25 years old), however age is not a barrier but a guide.
Our focus is on getting the key voices of youth in the workshop. We are grateful for your support. We are confident this positive initiative will strengthen our engagement with all youth, particularly those from Maori, Pacific and Ethnic communities and former refugee and migrant backgrounds. Youth attendees are expected to represent community groups, NGOs, youth groups/organisations and councils.
We look forward to welcoming you and hope the fun day activity will strengthen our engagement with youth from Maori, Pacific and Ethnic communities including those with former refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Date: Saturday 22 April 2017
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch Central 8011
Register through Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/
Please circulate the attached invitation through your networks so we can draw on a wider representation.
Workshop spaces are limited (45-50). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. So be quick please.
Please contact me if you have any queries.
Look forward to your or your youth representatives’ participation.
Dr Surinder Tandon, MNZM
Christchurch Multicultural Council (Inc)
021 295 1089