May 7, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

First Maori language sex education resource available nationally

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Family Planning has developed a new resource has been developed to help kaiako in kura kauapapa teach students about sexuality.

Its Maori development director, Rawhia Tehau Grant, says its the first Maori language sexuality education resource released nationally.

She says while many kura have developed their own resources, many dont have the specialist expertise to ensure rangatahi are aware of issues around sexuality.

Te Huarahi Hokakatanga is meant to be a resource that teachers can use and it can support them in their teaching of sexuality, which some teachers arent very comfortable with teaching, or a lot of the resources that have been made and some kura use are in English, and they dont have Maori philosophies or they arent from a Maori perspective, Ms Grant says.

The kits are for year 7 and 8 students.

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