January 25, 2022
A helping hand is often better than a hand out. We believe that educating people, especially young people, can make an exponential difference in our local community. It may not be tomorrow that we see the fruits of our work, but education and empowerment can change the course of peoples lives forever, encouraging and equipping them to meet the needs of their local communities.
John, Jackie and the tam at Re: Maker Space have been providing workshops and individual programmes for girls from Tauranga Girls College who are not fitting into the mainstream education system. We all know the schooling system is not for everyone. In fact, some of the most intelligent and successful people like Albert Einstein & Walt Disney (and the CEO of GoGenerosity) all dropped out of high school. So we're stoked to see people being able to attend workshops and classes that will focus on equipping them with skills and knowledge that they can apply to real world situations.
"The girls have been very creative and are loving gaining these practical skills outside of school." Re: Maker Space is currently working with 2 girls every Wednesday morning and a group of 5 each fortnight to grow their skills in areas that aren't focused on at school. They also run their usual creative workshops weekly, with more planned for the school holidays where whole families can go along to attend these workshops that promote a sustainable way of living.
These workshops are only available because of the generosity of locals paying-it-forward in small amounts when they visit Re: Maker Space. The Re: Maker team pools these donations and uses them to provide workshops like the one above for deserving people who have come through their charity partner, Linkt Community Trust.
We can't wait to see what other stories are going to come from the amazing work Re: Maker Space is doing and the generosity of their customers.
Here’s how generous people just like you have made a difference to local people in need.
A local lady who has been attending the free lunches provided by Under the Stars was put forward to receive a free beauty treatment.
Thanks to your generosity, hungry Papamoa locals were treated to 40 delicious meals from Henry and Ted Cafe
Thanks to the generosity of their customers, The Kids' Store were able to pay-forward $970 worth of quality kids clothing.
Otumoetai based restaurant, Neighbourhood, has teamed up with their customers to provide 10 restaurant quality meals to locals in need.
$500 of fuel vouchers have been paid-forward by Z Energy and their customers to Age Concern Tauranga.