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2019 Futures that Work scholarships workshop and awards ceremony

This year 72 recipients were awarded a Futures that Work scholarship and support programme. This is the highest number awarded in its 11-year history.

Published May 3, 2019
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The ‘Mental Wealth Project’ builds mental health literacy for young people and their families

Le Va is proud to announce the roll out of The Mental Wealth Project, a mental health literacy programme for young people and their families, offering face-to-face education in schools, sports clubs, churches and communities, complemented by online support.

Published April 2, 2019
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Mana Restore: new resources for gamer wellbeing

One in four young people experience mental distress in their lives and a commonplace in which this could occur is online. The online game League of Legends is known for its complex gameplay and at a high level of competition, the mental toll on gamers can be a very real thing.

Published April 2, 2019
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Engaging young people at ASB Polyfest 2019

ASB Polyfest, formerly known as the Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, has become the largest Polynesian festival of its kind in the world! This year saw over 9000 performers, 234 performance groups from 64 schools and up to 100,000 spectators flocking to Manukau velodrome. The four days were filled with performing speeches, kapa haka and traditional Pacific dance with a contemporary flavour.
Check out some of the highlights from #ASBPolyFest2019 on our Le Va Facebook.

Published April 2, 2019
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Faiva Ora Innovation Fund project: As i am

A project to empower people with disabilities to gain employment through positive lifestyles changes and realising their full potential.

Published December 5, 2018
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Faiva Ora Innovation Fund project: This is who I am

A creative digital resource to combat the stigma and discrimination associated with blind people who are able to lead fulfilling lives.

Published December 5, 2018
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Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.