Koko Chats- Youth Talanoa

Le Va’s Atu-Mai team sat down with some amazing youth in a talanoa series we are developing called KOKO CHATS.

Le Va is committed to providing a platform for the voice of Pasifika youth where they can gather and share their views on the issues that affect them to lead and co-design solutions with us. We caught up recently to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic, violence prevention, culture, relationships and mental health that has been distributed on our social media platforms in a 4-part series.

Off the back of Ara Taiohi’s #Youthweeknz theme 2020 “We are speaking, are you listening?”, our 2016 youth participation guidelines and the development of our new Le Va youth strategy, we are conscious that our young people provide us with the insight and knowledge to create the sustainable change we need within our communities to promote and harness safe and strong relationships for Pasifika peoples.

Fa’afetai tele lava to Titiana Popoa’i Tulua, Luseane Valu, David Tupou, Patrick Alesana and John-Paul Foliaki for contributing their voices and time to the first series. Please email us at atumai@leva.co.nz if you know of any Pasifika young people who would like to be part of the next series!

 

 

Marina Alefosio
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Youth development lead