Kidsafe Taranaki proud to support Hapū Wānanga initiative
Ko Rangi ko Papa ka puta te ira tangata ki te whai ao ki te ao marama.- This is the newly developed approach Kidsafe Taranaki is taking to support the new Hapū Wānanga programme.
A Taranaki DHB initiative, Hapū Wānanga is a kaupapa Māori labour, birth and parenting programme designed for young pregnant women and their families/whānau in Taranaki. It is an interactive and fun programme which runs over two days.
After engaging local wahine Hokipera Ruakere Papuni, who has connection to Taranaki Te Atiawa Nga Ruahinerangi and Mutunga, the concept took shape and has been delivered to over 30 participants already. Hokipera is linking Kidsafe's key messages around child falls prevention into Te Ao Māori – in particularly how Papatuanuku is the safest place for pepi. More wānanga are scheduled for next year. Ka mau te wehi!