Anna Hayes, the manager of Rotorua English Language Partners, introduced the participants in the Rotorua Multicultural Council’s Women’s Wellbeing Programme to the support that her organisation provides to former refugees and to migrants for whom English is not their first language. Anna is also a celebrated local Maori weaver and we had a wide-ranging discussion about networking, the value of volunteering and the free Te Reo Maori lessons offered by Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
English Language Partners will be training new volunteers as teachers to work with former refugee and migrants in June 2020. Contact Anna for more information. Erika Raubenheimer.
Thanks to the JR McKenzie Trust for funding.