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Children and young people are accepted, respected and connected

Lead agency: 
Ministry of Education
From May 2020

Funding is being provided to support Māori learners and whānau to reconnect and succeed in education post COVID-19, strengthen the integration of te reo Māori into all students’ learning, and boost support for Māori learners and whānau to stay connected with education services following COVID-19.

Funding over the next four years will deliver a coherent, integrated programme of support for Māori learners and whānau, for all learners of te reo Māori, and the education workforce. This includes:

  • supporting iwi and Māori organisations to provide facilitation and brokerage services between Māori learners and whānau and local education services
  • expanding delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, strengthening the capability and confidence of up to 40,000 kaiako and up to 10,000 teachers to successfully integrate te reo Māori into all students’ learning, online and in the classroom, using innovative learning approaches
  • expanding delivery of Te Kawa Matakura to three more regions and creating more young Māori leaders through mātauranga and te reo Māori, supported by iwi
  • maintaining delivery of a te reo Māori immersion programme nationally for up to 75 new whānau each year
  • increasing te reo Māori curriculum resources
  • contributing to ensuring the successful implementation of all the Māori language initiatives.