In their own words, Tāiki e! describes themselves as Tairāwhiti’s first impact house; a collaborative space with a shared agenda for social and environmental action. They ‘lead with aroha’ and are focused on bringing people together who are passionate about creating systemic change by using collaborative design principles and entrepreneurial thinking.
Growing and supporting rangatahi, whānau and communities in Tairāwhiti is the focus of Tāiki e!, which is led by Cain Kerehoma and Renay Charteris. Entrepreneurship, capability, and collective leadership development are key to the purpose and approach of Tāiki e!
Tāiki e! recognises that their community is rich in talent and opportunity. Tāiki e! helps to inspire, connect, and empower people to shine in their own leadership and aroha. Tāiki e! is home to a diverse range of social entrepreneurs and impact ventures. From impact investment to digital literacy, to wellbeing data analytics, the Tāiki e! whānau are working on a range of important kaupapa. They offer support to those who have a shared vision for a prosperous, regenerative, and caring community to lead with purpose and intention....
The Todd Foundation funded Tāiki e! under our place-based Youth 2 Employment programme and the below story/case study shares more about their work, the outcomes and learnings observed from our years of partnership.