May 9, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Twenty rangatahi helped by Manurewa grants

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Twenty Manurewa Local Board Rangatahi Youth Scholarships have been awarded for 2020-21 (Our Auckland)

Four more scholarships than were offered last year take this year’s total spending to $30,000.

The top award of $2000 goes to a student taking a Bachelor of Arts double major in Māori Development and New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies.

Board chair Joseph Allan says that combination will make the student one of only a handful of people in New Zealand qualified to sign in Māori.

“We are delighted that here is a young person from Manurewa we are able to help acquire unique skills.

“And we are grateful for the advice and help we receive from members of the Manurewa Youth Council around our decisions on this funding too.”

The board’s Rangatahi Youth Scholarships aim to support local young people to develop and grow as leaders, funding enabling them to move into further education, training or attend events to develop their potential.

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