E Tu Whanau
In collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, CART and Eugene Ryder, a 'Programme of Action' plan based on the 'E Tu Whanau' kaupapa has recently been developed. E Tu Whanau has contracted CART to work with 25 whanau from ‘Hard to Reach’ communities in Wellington. CART’s E Tu Whanau Kahukura, Eugene Ryder supports individuals and whanau to develop whanau ora plans that utilises te ao maori concepts to face challenges in relation to addressing violence within whanau. The concept is that many factors contribute to challenges that whanau face, therefore a holistic approach is required to address the challenge.
The purpose of the E Tu WhÄï¿½nau fund is to enable whanau, hapu and iwi, to make the changes necessary to create a different future for themselves, to identify and develop initiatives that meet the needs of their communities, are accessible and appropriate, therefore do not have unintended consequences.
The focus of E Tu Whanau continues to be on whanau and iwi taking responsibility for setting up programmes and initiatives that address the needs of their communities to bring about change.
Eugene Ryder conducting a planning session for E Tu Whanau